Update: The gun used to kill a 32-year-old woman on San Francisco’s waterfront was stolen from a federal agent in a car burglary in June, sources close to the investigation said Tuesday, reported The San Francisco chronicle.
Juan Francisco Lopez Sanchez entered a plea of not quilty in Spanish. The judge set bail at $5 million. Sanchez could face life in prision if convicted. DailyMail
Kathryn Steinle, 32, was shot to death in broad daylight, at random, while walking with her father and a friend along San Francisco’s Pier 14 on Wednesday,
‘There were no words exchanged between the suspect and the victim,’ said Sgt. Michael Andraychak. ‘The victim said something to her family members to the extent that she didn’t feel well, that she just realized something had taken place and she fell to the ground.’ DailyMail
Detained for the murder is Francisco Sanchez an illegal alien with seven prior felony convictions, four of which were for drug charges. His convictions took place in Texas, Oregon and Arizona. Sanchez had been deported five prior times.
Just hours after the horrific slaying at Pier 14, the tight-knit parents and brother of Kathryn ‘Kate’ Steinle, were still coming to grips with the senseless killing, but had no trouble finding words to describe how special Kate was.
‘She was the most wonderful, loving caring person and if anybody could take anything from this — if you love somebody, just tell them that you love them,’ said brother Brad Steinle.
‘We loved Kate, and I will love her till the day I die,’ Brad told ABC 7 as he fought off tears. ‘I had the best sister.’
Kate’s mother, 69-year-old Liz Sullivan, recounted the first moments of their family’s nightmare to the San Francisco Chronicle. ‘She just kept saying, ‘Dad, help me, help me.” DailyMail
Sanchez was on probation from Texas and four months ago was arrested and released in the Bay Area for a marijuana arrest. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement had turned Francisco Sanchez over to authorities in San Francisco on March 26 on an outstanding drug warrant. There was an ICE ‘detainer’, meaning he should have been held and turned over to federal immigration officials instead of being released. Continue reading Accused San Francisco Pier ‘Random Murder’ Shooter Was Illegal Mexican Immigrant Who’d Been Deported Five Times