Stories about Juan Francisco Lopez Sanchez

New evidence casts doubt on prosecution theory in Steinle killing

A motion filed today by the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office sheds some new light on the events that led to the tragic killing of Kate Steinle and undercuts...

The missing pieces in the Steinle killing narrative

San Francisco Superior Court Judge Judge Samuel Feng decided today that the defendant in the Kate Steinle killing could finally be called by his real name. Although he’s been charged...

Federal agent’s loaded gun, left unsecured in a car, killed Kate Steinle

Kate Steinle was killed two years ago in San Francisco after a gun stolen from a car was discharged on Pier 14, a popular tourist attraction. Homeless immigrant Juan...

A ‘dangerous felon’ who was never convicted of a violent crime

Two years ago, Juan Francisco Lopez Sanchez was arrested for the death of Kate Steinle on San Francisco’s popular waterfront. The case gained national attention as then-candidate Donald Trump...