SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A federal agency says a man suspected in the shooting death of a woman at a busy San Francisco tourist destination has seven felony convictions and has been deported five times, most recently in 2009.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Virginia Kice said Friday that her agency turned Francisco Sanchez over to San Francisco police in March on an outstanding drug warrant.
Officers arrested Sanchez about an hour after Thursday’s slaying of Kathryn Steinle at Pier 14.
Police Sgt. Michael Andraychak said Thursday that Sanchez was on probation for an unspecified conviction.
Kice says ICE issued a detainer for Sanchez in March, requesting to be notified if he was going to be released. Kice says the detainer was not honored.
The sheriff’s department, which handles detainer requests, plans to release a statement Friday afternoon.
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