An Illegal Immigrant Woman Charged with Killing Her Four Children and Her Husband
33-year-old Maria Isabel Garduno-Martinez, who entered illegally into the United States from Mexico, was charged with stabbing her children and husband to death early Thursday morning in their home near Atlanta, Georgia.
“Kate’s Law” refers to the amendment of section 276 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, and is named after Kate Steinle, a 32-year-old woman who was shot to death by Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, an illegal Mexican immigrant, who had been deported on five occasions and convicted of seven criminal offenses, as reported by the Los Angeles Times.
Kate Steinle was murdered on July 1, 2015, as she was walking at Pier 14, a popular tourist spot in San Francisco. Ms. Steinle was a graduate of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and employed by Medtronic. The .40-caliber handgun Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez used to shoot Steinle was reported by CNN to have been stolen from a U.S. Bureau of Land Management ranger’s vehicle.