The courtroom froze — some observers even gasped — as the tiny figure on the screen collapsed.
Prosecutors said the image captured on video was unmistakable: 32-year-old Kate Steinle had just been shot on San Francisco’s Pier 14 by Mexican citizen and undocumented immigrant Jose Ines Garcia Zarate.
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The 2015 fatal shooting drew national attention — in part because Garcia Zarate had been deported from the United States five times.
After lawyers make their closing arguments Monday in a trial that began nearly a month ago, jurors will be asked to evaluate two competing narratives. It will be up to them to decide whether Garcia Zarate shot Steinle unintentionally or committed murder.
Prosecutors said Garcia Zarate, 45, deliberately aimed a gun into an unsuspecting crowd
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