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A san francisco murder trial this is a case that first received national attention when donald trump than a presidential candidate used it to press his immigration stance cates styling done down in the sanctuary city of san francisco lyon illegal emigrants deported five previous 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 among the waterfront in san francisco the suspect in the case whose an as garcia's urata isn't undocumented mexican national who'd 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 see infants scout the 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 know whether he pulled the trigger if he did if he did so with the defence will argue that the shooting was an accident that christie is erratic found a gun 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 prior felling conviction since he would not be charged with this crime gonzales will also argue it matters where 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 while kate stanley desk became swept up in the presidential campaign jurors aren't being asked to consider the political questions though 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 ooh ooh this is npr news.

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