- Associated Press - Thursday, January 30, 2014

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 ½ 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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