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A san francisco murder trial this is a case that first received national attention when donald trump that a presidential candidate used it to press his immigration stats case finally done down in the sanctuary city of san francisco by an illegal immigrant deported five previews times that was trump's description and now the facts go on display the trial is expected to focus more on the murder and less on the politics as kqed's marisa lagos reports kate stanley was shot in the back as she walked along the waterfront in san francisco the 'spect in the case whose an as garcia's urata is an undocumented mexican national who had recently been released from san francisco jail before that he was serving time in a federal prison for illegal reentry her death became a rallying cry for trump and others angry at socalled sanctuary policies and liberal cities like san francisco the do don't cooperate with federal immigration enforcement the district attorney spokesman maccido says prosecutors only goal is justice for the stanley family the issues for us or whether he pulled the trigger and if he did if he did so with applied the defence will argue that the shooting was an accident that garcia's aratu found a gone wrapped in a tshirt and it went off as he was unwrapping the bullet ricocheted off the ground and hit stanley killing her but public defender mcintosh analyst says the murder charges political if he was not a mexican immigrant with prayer felony convictions he would not be charged with this crime gonzales will also argue it matters way are the gun came from and why it was on the streets of san francisco to begin with what both sides do agree on is that it was stolen from the car of the federal park ranger who left it unsecured that ranger will be called to testify locate silently staff became swept up in the presidential campaign jour's aren't being asked to consider the political question ntt's they'll just decide if garcia suratis guilty of murder the trial is expected to last about a month for npr news i'm marie salah ghosts in san francisco woo ooh this is.

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