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Francisco Sanchez Kate Steinle

Pleads not guilty, federal gun used

7 Jul, 2015

Sanchez pleads “not guilty” in Steinle’s death, saying he found the gun wrapped inside a T-shirt on the Pier, and it went off accidentally. Defense attorney:

This very well could be a completely accidental discharge of a firearm.

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management said Wednesday that a service weapon issued to one of its agents was used in the shooting. The weapon was reported stolen in a car burglary in San Francisco in June. A spokesman for the agency said the matter was under investigation.