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A large photo of Kathryn "Kate" Steinle who was killed by an immigrant living in the U.S. illegally, is shown while her dad Jim Steinle testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, July 21, 2015 in Washington, D.C. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
A large photo of Kathryn "Kate" Steinle who was killed by an immigrant living in the U.S. illegally, is shown while her dad Jim Steinle testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, July 21, 2015 in Washington, D.C. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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On July 1, 2015, a 32-year-old woman was fatally shot while walking with her father along San Francisco's waterfront. Within hours, police arrested a Mexican national in connection with her slaying. Who he is changed the case from a local murder into a national controversy.

Opening arguments in the murder trial begin Monday. Marisa Lagos (@mlagos) and Alex Emslie (@SFNewsReporter) of KQED unpack the facts and falsehoods surrounding the slaying of Kathryn Steinle — and the debate it's ignited.

This segment aired on October 23, 2017.

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