The U.S. Department of Justice might charge the illegal immigrant who shot and killed Kate Steinle on a San Francisco pier in 2015, following a not guilty verdict on Thursday, Fox News reported. And, the illegal immigrant will again be deported.
Steinle was 32 years old at the time she was killed.
The illegal immigrant, Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, had been deported back to Mexico five times before the fatal shooting two years ago, which he claimed was an accident. Zarate is also a seven-time felon who was no stranger to authorities.
He was found not guilty of murder and other accounts, except for one – Zarate was found guilty of felony possession of a weapon.
President Donald Trump on Friday tweeted: “A disgraceful verdict in the Kate Steinle case! No wonder the people of our Country are so angry with illegal immigration.”
“The Kate Steinle killer came back and back over the weakly protected Obama border, always committing crimes and being violent, and yet this info was not used in court,” the President continued. “His exoneration is a complete travesty of justice. BUILD THE WALL!”
The Steinle case prompted intense debate over illegal immigration, the proposed border wall with Mexico and so called-sanctuary cities.
A sanctuary city is a city that bars its cooperation with the national government where it involves immigration laws. In such cities, federal police can’t always rely on local authorities to uphold immigration laws.
There is a $1.6 billion down payment for President Trump’s border wall included in the proposed spending bill, and several wall prototypes have already been built.