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Parents of women killed on San Francisco pier file claims

The parents of a San Francisco woman who was fatally shot by a man in the country illegally said Tuesday that federal and local authorities contributed to the death of their daughter through negligence and bureaucratic bungling. The family alleges in legal claims that a Bureau of Land Management ranger left his loaded service weapon in a backpack in plain view in his car before the gun was stolen in June. The semi-automatic pistol was later used in the July 1 killing of 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle. BLM spokeswoman Martha Maciel said the agency is cooperating with the investigation of the shooting but she declined further comment. A ballistics expert said the BLM agent, whose name has not...

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