Bill O’Reilly challenged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to seek further charges against Jose Garcia Zarate, the illegal immigrant who shot and killed Kate Steinle in 2015. Zarate was found not guilty of murder by a jury Thursday.
The former Fox News host excoriated the verdict by the San Francisco jury in a series of tweets Thursday and said that Sessions was facing a “litmus test” over his next steps.
“Kate Steinle’s killer found not guilty of murder,” O’Reilly wrote. “Not since OJ Simpson has this kind of verdict been dropped. At the very least manslaughter — he had a stolen gun! Awful.”
O’Reilly also referred to the jury’s failure to find Steinle’s killer guilty of even involuntary manslaughter, a far lesser charge than that of second-degree murder that the prosecution was seeking.