Juan Francisco Sanchez-Lopez, shown in July, and his lawyer Matt Gonzalez are asked a judge Friday to drop a second-degree murder charge and related counts, arguing that the judge presiding over a preliminary hearing late last year made procedural mistakes. Sanchez-Lopez, a Mexican national, is charged with fatally shooting Kate Steinle, while walking on a city pier.
Juan Francisco Sanchez-Lopez, shown in July, and his lawyer Matt Gonzalez are asked a judge Friday to drop a second-degree murder charge and related counts, arguing that the judge presiding over a preliminary hearing late last year made procedural mistakes. Sanchez-Lopez, a Mexican national, is charged with fatally shooting Kate Steinle, while walking on a city pier. Michael Macor Associated Press file
Juan Francisco Sanchez-Lopez, shown in July, and his lawyer Matt Gonzalez are asked a judge Friday to drop a second-degree murder charge and related counts, arguing that the judge presiding over a preliminary hearing late last year made procedural mistakes. Sanchez-Lopez, a Mexican national, is charged with fatally shooting Kate Steinle, while walking on a city pier. Michael Macor Associated Press file

Lawyer: Fatal S.F. pier shooting an accident

January 29, 2016 07:16 PM