Trump trying to make example of SF, says lawyer for Kate Steinle defendant

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The undocumented immigrant who was acquitted by a San Francisco jury of murdering Kate Steinle, and promptly charged by federal prosecutors with two felonies for possessing a gun, is being targeted by a Trump administration that wants to punish the city, his lawyer said Tuesday. At a hearing in San Francisco, attorney Maria Belyi said her client, Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, would seek to dismiss the federal charges as illegal acts of vindictive prosecution. “The reason for the prosecution was the verdict and sentence our client received in San Francisco Superior Court,” Belyi told U.S. Distri...

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