Last Updated: Wednesday, July 11, 2001, 2:45 p.m.
Biological father takes stand
Robert Brown recounts affair with Kristine Fitzhugh
Palo Alto murder victim Kristine Fitzhugh's former lover is testifying
in her husband Kenneth Fitzhugh's murder trial this afternoon that
he had a longtime affair with Kristine that produced their son,
Robert Brown told jurors this afternoon that Kristine told him
in a telephone call in December 1999 or January 2000 that she would
like him to go to Justin's graduation and that she planned to tell
Justin about his biological father at that time.
Brown also testified that when Kristine was pregnant, she told
him she hadn't had sex with anyone else for the four months before
the baby was conceived.
Kristine Fitzhugh's husband Kenneth is standing trial for the
murder of his wife in May 2000. Police say they have evidence that
Kenneth beat and strangled his wife in the kitchen of their Southgate
home. A medical examiner testified that Kristine's body, which was
found in the basement, was put there after she was killed to make
it look like she had fallen.