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Man convicted in stabbing death of Calif. friend

Created: 01/31/2014 9:05 AM
By: The Associated Press

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) - A man has been convicted of voluntary manslaughter in the 2012 stabbing death of another California resident while they were in New Mexico.
    
Prosecutors say a Curry County jury on Wednesday also found 37-year-old Chip Fox guilty of solicitation to tamper with evidence.
    
Fox's sentencing date hasn't been set yet, but prosecutors say he's facing up to 9.5 years in prison.
    
Fox, from San Luis Obispo, was on a road trip with 35-year-old Kevin Reardon of Valencia. They stopped in Clovis to stay at a relative's home on Aug. 16, 2012.
    
Authorities say the men argued after they allegedly got high by huffing an aerosol dust cleaner and Reardon was stabbed.
    
Reardon was airlifted to a hospital, where he later died.
    
Fox's trial began Monday.

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