Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez

Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, right, is lead into the courtroom by San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, left, and Assistant District Attorney Diana Garciaor, center, for arraignment on July 7, 2015. (Michael Macor/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)

Man charged in fatal shooting of Kathryn Steinle on Pier 14 denied motion for dismissal

Attempts to dismiss the charges against a Mexican citizen accused of killing…

 

Supervisor Mark Farrell states his position at City Hall on October 1, 2015. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Immigration policy debate heats up at Board of Supervisors

San Francisco’s debate over immigration policies arrived at the Board of Supervisors…

 

Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, right, is lead into the courtroom by San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, left, for Lopez-Sanchez's arraignment at the Hall of Justice on July 7.  (Michael Macor/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, Pool)

Steinle homicide defendant returns to court today

The preliminary hearing of the man accused of fatally shooting Kathryn Steinle…

 

The bullet that killed Kathryn Steinle on Pier 14 in July reportedly ricocheted off the ground before it fatally struck the San Francisco woman, according to expert testimony on Wednesday. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Ricocheted bullet appears to have killed Steinle, firearms expert testifies

A single bullet ricocheted off the concrete ground of Pier 14 before…

The bullet that killed Kathryn Steinle on Pier 14 in July reportedly ricocheted off the ground before it fatally struck the San Francisco woman, according to expert testimony on Wednesday. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Jim Steinle, father of Kathryn Steinle, killed on a San Francisco pier, allegedly by a man previously deported several times, listens to opening statements before testifying before a Senate Judiciary hearing to examine the Administration's immigration enforcement policies, in Washington, Tuesday. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

House passes bill to crack down on ‘sanctuary cities’

WASHINGTON — House Republicans approved legislation Thursday cracking down on "sanctuary cities"…

Jim Steinle, father of Kathryn Steinle, killed on a San Francisco pier, allegedly by a man previously deported several times, listens to opening statements before testifying before a Senate Judiciary hearing to examine the Administration's immigration enforcement policies, in Washington, Tuesday. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)
San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi speaks at a press conference about the circumstances that led up to the April 15, 2015 release of Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, the man in custody for the shooting death of a woman on San Francisco's pier 14 on July 1, 2015. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Due Process for All Ordinance revisited in wake of Steinle homicide

After weeks of political mud slinging over who’s at fault for the…

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi speaks at a press conference about the circumstances that led up to the April 15, 2015 release of Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, the man in custody for the shooting death of a woman on San Francisco's pier 14 on July 1, 2015. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez.

Suspect in Kathryn Steinle killing appears in court

The man accused of killing a 32-year-old woman on Pier 14 on…

Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez.
San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi speaks at a press conference about the circumstances that led up to the April 15, 2015 release of Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, suspect in the killing of Kathryn Steinle. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

SF Sheriff calls for clarity regarding communication with feds on undocumented persons

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi on Thursday called for a Board of…

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi speaks at a press conference about the circumstances that led up to the April 15, 2015 release of Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, suspect in the killing of Kathryn Steinle. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
In this Tuesday, July 7, 2015 photo, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, right, is lead into the courtroom by San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, left, and Assistant District Attorney Diana Garciaor, center, for his arraignment at the Hall of Justice in San Francisco.  (Michael Macor/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, Pool)

Republicans blast DHS head over San Francisco pier killing

WASHINGTON — Angry House Republicans blasted the Obama administration Tuesday over the…

In this Tuesday, July 7, 2015 photo, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, right, is lead into the courtroom by San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, left, and Assistant District Attorney Diana Garciaor, center, for his arraignment at the Hall of Justice in San Francisco.  (Michael Macor/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, Pool)
This image provided by Fox News Channel shows, host Bill O'Reilly speaking with James Steinle and Elizabeth Sullivan, parents of Kathryn Steinle, during an interview by satellite for "The O'Reilly Factor" on Monday, July 13, 2015. Steinle was walking along a San Francisco pier July 1, when she was killed by a gun allegedly fired by Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, who is in the country illegally. The interview airs Monday at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on the Fox News Channel.  (Fox News Channel via AP)

Pier 14 victim’s parents make appearance on O’Reilly Factor, back law targeting immigrants who are felons

The parents of slain 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle appeared Monday evening on the…

This image provided by Fox News Channel shows, host Bill O'Reilly speaking with James Steinle and Elizabeth Sullivan, parents of Kathryn Steinle, during an interview by satellite for "The O'Reilly Factor" on Monday, July 13, 2015. Steinle was walking along a San Francisco pier July 1, when she was killed by a gun allegedly fired by Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, who is in the country illegally. The interview airs Monday at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on the Fox News Channel.  (Fox News Channel via AP)
Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez stands in court with his attorney and pleads not guilty to homicide during his arraignment at the Hall of Justice on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, in San Francisco. Prosecutors have charged the Mexican immigrant with murder in the waterfront shooting death of 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle.  (Michael Macor/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, Pool)
Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez stands in court with his attorney and pleads not guilty to homicide during his arraignment at the Hall of Justice on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, in San Francisco. Prosecutors have charged the Mexican immigrant with murder in the waterfront shooting death of 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle.  (Michael Macor/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, Pool)
The SFPD's marine unit retrieves an object from the Bay near Pier 14 on July 2 in San Francisco. On Friday, police announced that the gun found in the water last week was used in the shooting death of Kathryn Steinle. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Police confirm gun found in water off Pier 14 killed Kathryn Steinle

The handgun recovered by a police dive team last week from the…

The SFPD's marine unit retrieves an object from the Bay near Pier 14 on July 2 in San Francisco. On Friday, police announced that the gun found in the water last week was used in the shooting death of Kathryn Steinle. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi speaks at a news conference about the circumstances that led up to the April 15, 2015 release of Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, the man charged in the shooting death of a woman on Pier 14. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

SF sheriff defends release of immigrant suspect

San Francisco's sheriff on Friday staunchly defended the release of a Mexican…

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi speaks at a news conference about the circumstances that led up to the April 15, 2015 release of Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, the man charged in the shooting death of a woman on Pier 14. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
A U.S. Coast Guard boat patrols by Pier 14 following a vigil for Kathryn Steinle, Monday, July 6, 2015, on Pier 14 in San Francisco. Steinle was gunned down while out for an evening stroll at Pier 14 with her father and a family friend on Wednesday, July 1. (AP Photo/Beck Diefenbach)

Argument against sanctuary skirts issue

On March 30, 1981, a mentally ill man named John Hinckley Jr.…

A U.S. Coast Guard boat patrols by Pier 14 following a vigil for Kathryn Steinle, Monday, July 6, 2015, on Pier 14 in San Francisco. Steinle was gunned down while out for an evening stroll at Pier 14 with her father and a family friend on Wednesday, July 1. (AP Photo/Beck Diefenbach)
Father Cameron Faller, of Restorative Justice Ministry, answers questions before a vigil for Kathryn Steinle, Monday, July 6, 2015, on Pier 14 in San Francisco. Steinle was shot and killed on Wednesday, July 1st on Pier 14. Francisco Sanchez was arrested for the shooting. (AP Photo/Beck Diefenbach)

Pier 14 homicide reaction: Study unsupportive of ‘immigrants as criminals’ narrative

As the media and politicians spin the killing of Kathryn Steinle into…

Father Cameron Faller, of Restorative Justice Ministry, answers questions before a vigil for Kathryn Steinle, Monday, July 6, 2015, on Pier 14 in San Francisco. Steinle was shot and killed on Wednesday, July 1st on Pier 14. Francisco Sanchez was arrested for the shooting. (AP Photo/Beck Diefenbach)
Francisco Sanchez, center, is led out of the courtroom by San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, right, and Assistant District Attorney Diana Garcia, left, after his arraignment at the Hall of Justice on Tuesday, July 7, 2015,  in San Francisco. Prosecutors have charged the Mexican immigrant with murder in the waterfront shooting death of 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle.  (Michael Macor/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, Pool)

Gun that killed Steinle belonged to federal agent, says law enforcement source

The investigation into the Pier 14 killing of 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle took…

Francisco Sanchez, center, is led out of the courtroom by San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, right, and Assistant District Attorney Diana Garcia, left, after his arraignment at the Hall of Justice on Tuesday, July 7, 2015,  in San Francisco. Prosecutors have charged the Mexican immigrant with murder in the waterfront shooting death of 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle.  (Michael Macor/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, Pool)
Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, right, is led into the courtroom by San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, left, and Assistant District Attorney Diana Garciaor, center, for his arraignment at the Hall of Justice on Tuesday, July 7, 2015  in San Francisco. Prosecutors have charged the Mexican immigrant with murder in the waterfront shooting death of 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle. (Michael Macor/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, Pool)

Land agency: Agent’s gun used in SF pier slaying

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management said Wednesday that it is investigating…

Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, right, is led into the courtroom by San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, left, and Assistant District Attorney Diana Garciaor, center, for his arraignment at the Hall of Justice on Tuesday, July 7, 2015  in San Francisco. Prosecutors have charged the Mexican immigrant with murder in the waterfront shooting death of 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle. (Michael Macor/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, Pool)
Francisco Sanchez, center, is lead out of the courtroom by San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, right, and Assistant District Attorney Diana Garciaor, left, after his arraignment at the Hall of Justice on Tuesday, July 7, 2015,  in San Francisco.  (Michael Macor/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, Pool)

San Francisco defendant’s immigration history is common

Long before he was arrested in the shooting death of a woman…

Francisco Sanchez, center, is lead out of the courtroom by San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, right, and Assistant District Attorney Diana Garciaor, left, after his arraignment at the Hall of Justice on Tuesday, July 7, 2015,  in San Francisco.  (Michael Macor/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, Pool)
Francisco Sanchez, right, is lead into the courtroom by San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, left, and Assistant District Attorney Diana Garciaor, center, for his arraignment at the Hall of Justice on Tuesday, July 7, 2015  in San Francisco. Prosecutors have charged the Mexican immigrant with murder in the waterfront shooting death of 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle. (Michael Macor/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, Pool)

Accused Pier 14 shooter pleads not guilty to murder

Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, the man accused of killing 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle on…

Francisco Sanchez, right, is lead into the courtroom by San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, left, and Assistant District Attorney Diana Garciaor, center, for his arraignment at the Hall of Justice on Tuesday, July 7, 2015  in San Francisco. Prosecutors have charged the Mexican immigrant with murder in the waterfront shooting death of 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle. (Michael Macor/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, Pool)
Father Cameron Faller of Restorative Justice Ministry drops holy water during a vigil for Kathryn Steinle, Monday, July 6, 2015, on Pier 14 in San Francisco. Steinle was gunned down while out for an evening stroll at Pier 14 with her father and a family friend on Wednesday, July 1. (AP Photo/Beck Diefenbach)

Media loses sight of the facts in SF homicide suspect coverage

The story of an undocumented Mexican immigrant who allegedly shot and killed…

Father Cameron Faller of Restorative Justice Ministry drops holy water during a vigil for Kathryn Steinle, Monday, July 6, 2015, on Pier 14 in San Francisco. Steinle was gunned down while out for an evening stroll at Pier 14 with her father and a family friend on Wednesday, July 1. (AP Photo/Beck Diefenbach)