Kate Steinle Jury that Acquitted Illegal Alien Killer Was Not Sequestered, Stacked with Millennials

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The jury that found 32-year-old Kate Steinle’s illegal alien killer not guilty of first and second-degree murder or negligent homicide was not sequestered and was stacked with millennial Americans, including some legal immigrants.

On Thursday, the jury in the Steinle murder trial found five-time deported and seven-time felon illegal alien Jose Garcia Zarate, also known as Juan Francisco López-Sánchez, not guilty on homicide charges that he murdered the woman, despite his previous admission to shooting and killing Steinle while she was walking on a pier with her father.

In a mid-October profile of the jurors selected to serve on the Steinle murder case, the Mercury News revealed that six of the jurors were men and six were women. Of those 12 jurors, three were immigrants.

The report also revealed that most of the jurors appeared to be in their 20’s and 30’s, with the pool of individuals including at least two tech workers, and degrees ranging from high school diplomas to PhDs. The Mercury News described the jury as “a cross-section of today’s San Francisco” where the foreign-born population is more than 30 percent of the overall county population.

Despite Kate Steinle’s murder sweeping the nation and galvanizing a grassroots movement of pro-American immigration reformers and Angel Parents — the family members of Americans killed by illegal aliens — to demand an immigration policy that works in the American publics’ interests, the jury was not sequestered, as juries sometimes are in high-profile trials.

Steinle was killed while walking with her father on a pier in San Francisco in 2015 when the illegal alien shot her. Steinle pleaded with her father to not let her die, but she soon passed away in her father’s arms.

In 2015, a local news station interviewed Zarate. In this interview, the illegal alien admitted that he had relocated to San Francisco because of its sanctuary city policy.

“Sanchez said he knew San Francisco was a sanctuary city where he would not be pursued by immigration officials,” the report added.

Since Steinle’s death in 2015, the state of California has become a sanctuary state, Breitbart California reported in October, allowing illegal aliens to roam freely across the West Coast region without being detained or deported by federal immigration officials.

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has committed to deporting — for the sixth time — the illegal alien who caused Steinle’s death, as Breitbart News reported.

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder.


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