December 1, 2017 By Fausta The Steinle verdict The defense presented a credible case that the death was an accident, while the prosecution pressed for a first degree murder conviction (which would have meant that Garcia premeditated killing Steinle). Read my post, The Steinle verdict
Old Timer says
Garcia should not have been in the country in the first place. Aren’t there laws that send him to prison for returning after being deported?
There are laws, which the sanctuary cities ignore.
The prosecutor seems to be just as anti-Trump as the defense lawyers. Is it not possible that they both wanted him mostly acquitted, for political reasons? An alternate juror said that the jury instructions for manslaughter required that he be “brandishing” the firearm as an element of manslaughter, but the word “brandishing” was not mentioned until the jury instructions. How does a seasoned prosecutor “forget” to present an essential element of a crime? Very curious.
Excellent point, Felipe.
I simply can’t understand the verdict.