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News - February 24, 2023

Menlo Park murder suspect back in court after COVID delays

Francis Wolke on trial for killing Kathy Hughes Anderson in 2018

by Cameron Rebosio

The trial of 30-year-old Francis Wolke, accused of murdering retired Atherton town arborist Kathy Hughes Anderson, is back on as of Feb. 22, following days of delays due to COVID-19. The trial was in progress last week, with both sides making opening statements and prosecution witnesses testifying when it was put on hold starting Feb. 16, after prosecutor Connie O'Brien tested positive for the virus.

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Andrea Gemmet contributed to this report. Email Staff Writer Cameron Rebosio at


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