- Associated Press - Monday, March 31, 2014

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) - A man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for the 2012 stabbing death of another California resident while they were in New Mexico.

Chip Fox must serve 85 percent of his sentence because a judge says he’s a habitual offender.

A Curry County jury in January convicted the 37-year-old Fox of voluntary manslaughter and solicitation to tamper with evidence.

Fox, from San Luis Obispo, was on a road trip with 35-year-old Kevin Reardon of Valencia when 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.

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