SLO man convicted of murder
January 31, 2014
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.