Lawyer for illegal alien charged with murdering Kate Steinle blames stolen gun
An attorney for Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez — the illegal immigrant charged with murdering 32-year-old Kate Steinle on a San Francisco pier on July 1, 2015 — is placing blame on the gun.
The bullet that pierced Steinle’s heart on Pier 14 was fired from a gun stolen from a Bureau of Land Management agent’s car in the city four days earlier — and Lopez-Sanchez said he found it encased in a T-shirt under a bench.
And in his Tuesday op-ed for the San Francisco Examiner, attorney Matt Gonzalez argues that the stolen gun — a semi-automatic SIG Sauer — is known for accidental discharges among police and lists incidents. Gonzalez notes that the SIG Sauer’s “hair trigger in single-action mode” was enabled in Steinle’s shooting, making it much easier to fire. – READ MORE