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Illegal Immigrant Deported 5 Times Before Killing Woman in San Francisco

© Courtesy PhotosFrancisco Sanchez murdered Kathryn Steinle after being deported five times
Francisco Sanchez murdered Kathryn Steinle after being deported five times - Sputnik International
The man arrested in connection with the seemingly random killing of a woman near the San Francisco waterfront is an illegal alien, who had been deported five times, according to Immigration and Customs Officials.

Kathryn Steinle was shot Wednesday while taking a stroll with her father near Pier 14, a busy tourist attraction. Sgt. Michael Andraychak said witnesses snapped photos which later led to the arrest of Francisco Sanchez.

Liz Sullivan told the San Francisco Chronicle that her daughter turned to her father after being shot sand said she wasn’t feeling well before fainting.

“She just kept saying, ‘Dad, help me, help me,’” Sullivan said.

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Steinle’s father attempted CPR before she was rushed to a hospital.

Sanchez is a Mexican national who was last deported in 2009.

“His criminal history includes seven prior felony convictions, four involving narcotics charges,” said Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in a statement.

ICE had Sanchez in custody for a brief period in March after he had served a sentence for felony re-entry, but the agency turned him over to San Francisco authorities on an outstanding drug warrant. As a result, ICE issued a Sanchez a detainer. This means the agency asked to be notified upon Sanchez’s release, so ICE could proceed with his deportation.  

The San Francisco Police failed to notify ICE, according to an immigration official.

“Here’s a jurisdiction that’s not even honoring our detainer for someone who clearly is an egregious offender,” the official told Fox News.

ICE has since issued another detainer on Sanchez, but it’s unclear if the police will honor it.

“ICE places detainers on aliens arrested on criminal charges to ensure dangerous criminals are not released from prisons or jails into our communities,” ICE said in a statement. “The agency remains committed to working collaboratively with its law enforcement partners to ensure the public’s safety.”

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