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Listen: Kate Steinle’s dad gave a heartbreaking testimony at her suspected killer’s trial

An attorney for Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez — the illegal immigrant charged with murdering 32-year-old Kate Steinle (pictured) on a San Francisco pier on July 1, 2015 — is placing blame on the gun. (Image source: YouTube screenshot)

Kate Steinle was a 32-year-old woman shot and killed by an illegal immigrant while walking with her father in San Francisco. The senseless death has become a rallying cry for enforcing the law when it comes to illegal immigrants who commit felonies.

On today’s show, Doc read part of her dad’s compelling testimony opening the trial.

Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, who was wanted for drug crimes and deportation but released thanks to “sanctuary city” laws, was charged with the crime and is now on trial in San Francisco.

The Mercury News reported:

The trial of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, who allegedly shot 32-year-old Steinle on San Francisco’s Pier 14 in July 2015, kicked off on Monday with opening statements and brief but emotional testimony from Steinle’s father, who was walking with her during the shooting.

The closely watched case has attracted national attention because of its connection to immigration policy — Garcia Zarate, a Mexican citizen, was released from a San Francisco jail two and a half months before the shooting instead of being deported because of the city’s sanctuary city policy.

To see more from Doc, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson” weekdays 6 a.m. – 9 a.m. ET, only on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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