Garcia-Zarate now faces 10 years in prison.
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- There are new developments involving charges against Jose Inez Garcia-Zarate in the deadly shooting of Kate Steinle in 2015. He's pleaded guilty to federal gun charges.
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Garcia-Zarate, an undocumented man, now faces 10 years in prison.
In 2017, a jury acquitted him of various charges for the shooting on San Francisco's Embarcadero.
He acknowledged holding the gun that killed Steinle, but said it fired accidentally.
The case initiated a fierce national debate on immigration and sanctuary cities.
The federal gun charges had been pending since 2017 due to concerns about Garcia Zarate's mental health.