The Kathryn Steinle murder trial: Why the jury and Trump saw two different cases - LA Times

Los Angeles Times| Sat Dec 02 04:00:50 EST 2017
On a breezy summer day two years ago, Kathryn Steinle was strolling with her father along Pier 14 by the Ferry Building in San Francisco, when she was hit by a .40-caliber bullet. The single shot, fired by a homeless man, had hit the concrete pier first, ricocheting 78 feet before striking her in the back. Such facts would be parsed in court. But a larger national narrative of the killing split off on a political thread the moment police identified the shooter as Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, an immigrant in the country illegally and a drug offender, whom the city of San Francisco had declined to turn over to federal officials to be deported. Galvanized by then-presidential candidate Donald Trump..

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