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After the verdict in the Kate Steinle trial was announced, and a jury found Jose Ines Garcia Zarate not guilty of murder or involuntary manslaughter, his defense lawyer knew President Donald Trump was going to say something about it.

Garcia Zarate had been deported five times before allegedly shooting Steinle as she walked with her father on a pier in San Francisco.

In anticipation of Trump sending a tweet, attorney Matt Gonzalez said this “verdict should be respected.” Then he took it a step further.

“Before you start tweeting or commenting on this outcome, just reflect on the fact that all of us get these protections,” he said, according to The Mercury News. “We get a right to a jury. We get these burdens of proof. We have to respect that a jury that spent this much time on this case got it right.”

He then added that Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Attorney General Jeff Sessions are all under investigation too.

Indeed Trump did respond to the verdict the next morning. In a series of tweets, the president blasted the result and blamed Steinle’s death on Democrats' “weak” stance on crime:

Steinle's father was shocked when the verdict was announced.

"We’re just shocked — saddened and shocked ... that’s about it,” he said, per the San Francisco Chronicle. “There’s no other way you can coin it. Justice was rendered, but it was not served.”

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