The Justice Department filed an arrest warrant for the illegal immigrant acquitted of murder, involuntary manslaughter, and assault with a deadly weapon in the 2015 death of Kate Steinle.
An arrest warrant for Jose Ines Garcia Zarate was issued after his initial arrest in 2015, however, it was amended this week following his trial. The charges include felon in possession of a firearm, involuntary manslaughter, and assault with a deadly weapon, Fox News reported.
Justice Department officials told reporters that in accordance with the arrest warrant, there is an existing federal detainer for Garcia Zarate to be transported to the Western District of Texas by U.S. Marshals.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement told Fox News, "following the conclusion of this case, ICE will work to take custody of Mr. Garcia Zarate and ultimately remove him from the country," which would make for his sixth deportation.
On Thursday a jury found Garcia Zarate not guilty of murdering Katie Steinle, who was shot on a San Francisco pier in 2015, but did find him guilty of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
The case sparked a national debate on illegal immigration and so-called "sanctuary cities."