Robin Abcarian: The verdict in the Kate Steinle murder trial was shocking but fair. Jurors put facts over politics. - LA Times

Los Angeles Times| Sat Dec 02 04:00:51 EST 2017
The family of Kate Steinle chose not to be in court on the day jurors rendered their verdict in the case of the undocumented Mexican immigrant who was accused in her death. It was probably for the best. In a decision many found shocking, Jose Ines Garcia Zarate was acquitted of all but the least serious charge he faced. Who could blame them for not wanting to be part of the spectacle that was sure to follow any verdict? At their moment of greatest pain, the family had already been forced into an unwelcome spotlight by then-presidential candidate Donald Trump, who used their tragedy to fuel his anti-immigration hysteria. The death of 32-year-old Steinle, Trump said repeatedly, was the fault o..

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