SAN FRANCISCO – The parents of a woman killed at a San Francisco pier say they're focused on healing and not on the fact that the man accused of shooting her has been deported five times.
Kathryn Steinle's father, Jim Steinle, told KNTV (http://bit.ly/1C7zlrk ) he hopes justice reigns in the case against Francisco Sanchez.
Police arrested Sanchez about an hour after Wednesday's seemingly random slaying of the 32-year-old San Francisco resident at Pier 14 — one of the busiest attractions in the city.
Federal officials say Sanchez has seven felony convictions and has been deported five times to his native Mexico, most recently in 2009.
He was jailed in San Francisco in March on a drug charge. But under the city's sanctuary ordinance, people in the country illegally aren't handed over to immigration officials unless there's a warrant for their arrest.
Information from: KNTV-TV.