SLO man convicted of murder

January 31, 2014
Chip Fox

Chip Fox

A San Luis Obispo man was convicted Wednesday of voluntary manslaughter in the 2012 stabbing death of his friend during a road trip in New Mexico. [NewsJournal]

Chip Fox, 37, is facing a maximum of 9 ½ years in prison.

Fox, Kevin Reardon, 35, of Valencia, Calif., and a female companion had stopped for the night at a home in New Mexico. Prosecutors said they were huffing a can of dust cleaner to get high shortly before Fox stabbed Reardon.

Reardon was airlifted to a hospital in Texas where he later died from a single stab wound.

The court is awaiting evaluations of Fox by the New Mexico Department of Corrections before setting a sentencing date.



  1. Zuma7 says:

    Sounds just like the kind of people you would want to invite into home…

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  2. Pelican1 says:

    In the eyes of the law, manslaughter is not murder.

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  3. achillesheal says:

    Next time stick to payote.

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