So, the charges against Mr. Garcia Zarate were murder, assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm as a felon.
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To prove murder, the prosecution had to prove that he intentionally and deliberately fired the gun at Kate Steinle. The prosecution had many theories about this case. One of them was that he purposely brought the gun to the pier to play his own secret game of Russian roulette, that he was essentially at the pier scoping out targets and he wanted to shoot anybody, and that person just happened to be Kate Steinle.
Another theory they offered was that, you know, he pointed the gun at Kate Steinle, something about Kate Steinle angered him, and he pointed a gun, directed
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