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Palo Alto murderer dies after 'compassionate' parole

Original post made on Nov 29, 2013

Kenneth C. Fitzhugh Jr. had always claimed innocence after being convicted in one of Palo Alto's most brutal murders, even fighting his case in the California Supreme Court.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, November 29, 2013, 12:00 AM

Comments (5)

Posted by Guilty, a resident of Midtown
on Nov 29, 2013 at 10:29 am

He died more than 1 year ago, so why us the story running now?


Posted by musical, a resident of Palo Verde
on Nov 29, 2013 at 2:50 pm

>> "Evidence showed the family's three investment accounts plunged from nearly $400,000 in early 1998 to approximately $11,000 in May 2000."

This factoid slipped by me the first time around. Odd that my investments did exactly the opposite (well, almost). Those were silicon valley boom years -- wonder whether they had a financial adviser. Poor diversification.

>> "The Fitzhugh family did not return a request for comment for this story."

Imagine that.


Posted by Hmmm, a resident of East Palo Alto
on Nov 29, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Hmmm is a registered user.

Musical - maybe the stock market crash in April of 2000 was partially responsible?


Posted by Guilty, a resident of Midtown
on Dec 2, 2013 at 4:38 pm

The weekly shut down another thread on the same story ( probably due to the postings criticizing the publication of this story-- the weekly staff does not handle criticism well)Why doesn't ms dreaman explain why this story was written more than a year after his death. Why bring it up now? Another example of the shoddy journalism that the weekly is famous for.


Posted by Bill Johnson, publisher of the Palo Alto Weekly
on Dec 2, 2013 at 5:32 pm

Bill Johnson is a registered user.

Guilty,

First, the other thread was not shut down but was restricted to registered users. We did that because of comments that violated our terms of use. We left the comment that criticized the Weekly for publishing the story.

We published the story because we received a news tip about both the release and death of Mr. Fitzhugh, which had not previously been known or reported anywhere. We deemed it a matter of public interest and part of our responsibility in covering news of the community. You obviously disagree, which is of course your right.



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