Jurors break for Thanksgiving holiday in Kate Steinle murder trial

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The jury in the Kate Steinle murder trial has gone home until after the Thanksgiving holiday. Deliberations will resume on Monday, November 27, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.

The jury will have to consider a full range of charges that go from manslaughter to first-degree murder.

Wednesday was a short day for the jurors, they deliberated for three hours and then the judge let them go home for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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They must decide if Jose Ines Garcia Zarate intentionally shot Kate Steinle or if it was an accident. His defense team really focused on the fact that the bullet ricocheted off the ground, saying they think that shows he wasn't aiming, that it was an accident.

Prosecutors say they think he aimed and the fact that he tossed the gun into the water showed he was covering his tracks. Both sides have been arguing the case for almost a month, the shooting happened two years ago.

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Steinle was walking along Pier 14 with her father when she was shot and killed. Her family has been at the trial, but wasn't at closing arguments and it looks like they might not be planning to be there for the verdict.

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The judge originally said he would give everyone two hours notice before reading the verdict so everyone could get to the court, now he has switched that to 30 minutes. The Steinle's live in the East Bay.

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