The man accused of killing a young woman on a tourist-heavy San Francisco pier in a crime that has sparked a debate about illegal immigration used a gun belonging to a federal agent, according to sources.
Further details about the gun, including which agency it belonged to, were not immediately available.
At his arraignment Tuesday, a lawyer for the suspect, Francisco Sanchez, said that he meant the victim no harm.
Sanchez, 45, pleaded not guilty to murder and was held on $5 million bail, according to court records. He has been charged with one count of murder with enhancements for the use of a firearm, according to court records.
Earlier this week, Sanchez told ABC station KGO-TV in a jailhouse interview that he started wandering on Pier 14 Wednesday after taking sleeping pills he found in a dumpster. He said he then picked up a gun that he found and it went off.
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