Last Updated: Wednesday, June 20, 2001, 9:45 a.m.
Jury to hear Fitzhugh motive evidence
Judge ruled this morning
Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Franklin Elia ruled today
that the jury will be allowed to hear evidence concerning Kenneth
Fitzhugh's possible motive for murdering his wife, school teacher
Kristine Fitzhugh, last year.
In a motion filed last week, Defense Attorney Michael Fletcher
wrote that he is planning to argue that Fitzhugh killed Kristine
because she revealed that she was about to tell her oldest son Justin
that Fitzhugh was not his father.
In an order filed this morning, Elia wrote that "this evidence
is both relevant and sufficiently probative to qualify for admission