Uploaded: Wednesday, August 1, 2001,
Jury deliberates in Fitzhugh case
The 12 jurors in the murder trial of Kenneth Fitzhugh continued
Fitzhugh, 57, is accused of murdering his wife Kristine by beating
her on the head and strangling her in their kitchen.
The prosecution alleges that Kenneth was motivated by the possibility
that his wife was planning to tell their eldest son that his biological
father was a longtime family friend. Witnesses for the prosecution
testified that Kristine's body was placed at the bottom of the basement
stairs to make it look as if she fell to her death.
The defense contends that an intruder broke into the home, that
Kristine surprised him, tried to run up the basement stairs, was
pulled back by the intruder and hit her head on a large bell in