|For Immediate Release
Case # 04HF0311 March 5, 2008
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Public Affairs Counsel
WHITE SUPREMACIST CONVICTED OF
BLUDGEONING AND MURDERING IRVINE
7-ELEVEN CLERK IN ATTEMPTED ROBBERY
SANTA ANA – A self proclaimed white supremacist was convicted yesterday of murdering a 7-Eleven Inc. (7-Eleven) clerk with his friend by bludgeoning the clerk and stabbing him with a hunting knife. Spencer William Fox, 24, Irvine, was found guilty of murder and attempted first degree robbery and the sentencing enhancements for the personal use of a deadly weapon and murder during the commission of another felony were found true. He faces a maximum sentence of life without the possibility of parole at his sentencing on March 28, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. in Department C-35, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana. Co-defendant Travis Justin Frazier, 25, Tustin, faces the same charges and a maximum sentence of life without the possibility of parole if convicted. Frazier is scheduled to face trial March 10, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. in Department C-35.
At approximately 2:30 a.m. on March 2, 2004, Fox entered a 7-Eleven in Irvine dressed in black and wearing masks. Frazier is accused of going with him and using a heavy metal flashlight and bludgeoning Shuresh Dass, who was working behind the counter, seven times over the head, fracturing his skull. Fox climbed over the counter and stabbed the victim in the chest, piercing his heart, with a large hunting knife.
As Dass lay dying, Frazier is accused of ordering the victim to tell them how to open the cash register as Fox tried to pry it open with the knife. Fox fled the scene after realizing that the victim was dead, and took off layers of clothes and laughed as he ran through the parking lot. Frazier is accused of doing the same.
Irvine police officers set up a perimeter and a police canine led them to Frazier. Fox was arrested the following day at an apartment in Anaheim.
Senior Deputy District Attorney Matt Murphy of the Homicide Unit is prosecuting this case.