When Kate Steinle was shot to death by an illegal immigrant in sanctuary city San Francisco, she cried out to her father for help as she died in his arms.
Jim Steinle was walking with his daughter Kate, 35, on a pier on July 1, 2015, when she was shot by a five-time-deported illegal alien with a seven-felony record who was using a stolen firearm.
On Thursday, jurors decided that the illegal alien who killed her was innocent, declaring him not guilty of murder and assault with a deadly weapon.
During a 2015 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing dedicated to families who have lost family members to crimes committed by illegal aliens, Jim Steinle spoke about the day his daughter was killed:
Kate was beautiful, kind, happy, caring, loving and deep in faith. Kate had a special soul, a kind and giving heart, the most contagious laugh, and a smile that would light up a room. Kate loved to travel, spend time with her friends, and most of all spend time with her family. In fact, the day she was killed, we were walking arm in arm on Pier 14 In San Francisco, enjoying a wonderful day together. Suddenly a shot rang out, Kate fell, and looked at me and said “Help me, Dad.” Those are the last words I will ever hear from my daughter.