SAN FRANCISCO—Kenneth Osako, of San Francisco, will stand trial for the brutal bludgeoning of Diego Galindo of San Bruno.
The two men were members of the same South San Francisco gym when Galindo allegedly made a joke about joining Osako’s wife for a motorcycle ride. The prosecution claims that in response, the 46-year-old Osako picked up a metal weight-lifting bar and slammed it down upon the head of Galindo.
Taking place at a Bally’s Total Fitness located at 180 El Camino Real, the attack left Galindo with injuries that claimed the 43-year-old’s life the following day.
Osako reportedly fled the scene of the crime, but was apprehended by police the next day at a location where he had been working as a plumber.
In addition to the first-degree murder charge, Osako faces charges for possession of methamphetamine, possession of a weapons enhancement, and possession of brass knuckles allegedly found in his car after the arrest.
He will have the opportunity to make a plea for these charges when the trial begins on February 24. In the interim, Osako remains behind bars without bail.