Seven felonies, five deportations. In the country illegally.
I understand that he didn't mean to shoot or kill her, but he was responsible for his behavior when he had it (stolen gun) in his hands.
I have no problem with separating his act from his immigration status.
It was a tragic perfect storm for a horrible event.
I thought you meant that he was a scumbag before
his felonies, that he was a scumbag prior to his coming to the US, and that that's why he shouldn't have been here.
So then, he's a scumbag for being here illegally, he had a gun and because of that something violent was bound to happen.
His presence here illegally ensured that something violent was going to happen.
Given this position, you haven't separated his act from his immigration status. You're directly faulting his immigration status with the death of Kate Steinle.