|For Immediate Release
Case # 04HF0311 February 22, 2008
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Public Affairs Counsel
WHITE SUPREMACIST FACES TRIAL FOR BLUDGEONING AND MURDERING IRVINE 7-ELEVEN CLERK IN ATTEMPTED ROBBERY
SANTA ANA – A self proclaimed white supremacist faces trial Monday for 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, is charged with murder and attempted first degree robbery with sentencing enhancements for the personal use of a deadly weapon and murder during the commission of another felony. Co-defendant Travis Justin Frazier, 25, Tustin, faces the same charges and both defendants face a maximum sentence of life without the possibility of parole if convicted. Opening statements for Fox are scheduled to begin Monday, February 25, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. in Department C-35, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana. 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 and Frazier are accused of entering a 7-Eleven in Irvine dressed in black and wearing masks. They are accused of using a heavy metal flashlight and bludgeoning Shuresh Dass, who was working behind the counter, seven times over the head, fracturing his skull. Fox is accused of climbing over the counter and stabbing 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. The defendants are accused of fleeing the scene after realizing that the victim was dead. Fox and Frazier are accused of taking off layers of clothes and laughing as they ran through the parking lot.
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.