SAN FRANCISCO – The Latest on the trial of a man charged in the fatal shooting of a woman on a San Francisco pier (all times are local):
Jurors to hear of a tourist who took photos of the Mexican man accused of the fatal shooting of a woman on a San Francisco pier two years ago. The shooting stoked the U.S. immigration debate during last year’s presidential campaign.
Michelle Lo testified Tuesday in the murder trial of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate.
She says she noticed Garcia Zarate as they walked along a San Francisco pier, as he turned around in a chair.
Three photos that she took of the captured images of Garcia Zarate and victim Kate Steinle.
They show Garcia Zarate, dressed in black, sitting on the chair and Steinle with her back to the camera.
Lo testified that moments later she heard a bang and saw Steinle on the ground.
Lo says that they are not in the holes or Garcia Zarate was holding something in his hands.
Steinle’s death touched off a debate on illegal immigration and the so-called sanctuary cities because Garcia Zarate had been deported five times.
Prosecutors called the father of Kate Steinle as the first witness of the murder trial of the man accused of fatally shooting his daughter in San Francisco two years ago.
With his lower lip trembling, emotion and a packed courtroom hanging on every word, Jim Steinle story of the last moments of his daughter’s life as she took a summer evening stroll on a San Francisco pier on July 1, 2015.
The elder Steinle said he heard a loud bang, and his daughter collapsed in his arms, and asks him for help. She was pronounced dead in hospital a short time later.
Her death touched off a debate about illegal immigration, because Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, the man charged with the murder for her death, and had been deported five times.