Police said Fox admitted to the crimes on videotape. But after eight months behind bars, DNA evidence cleared him. Scott Eby confessed to the rape and murder in 2010, and now is serving a life sentence.
Yet Fox made more headlines by refusing a legal settlement with local law enforcement. He sued to clear his name and won more than $15 million in damages at trial.
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“He was traveling down a two lane highway and a car that was coming towards him crossed over the center line and hit him head on and he was killed instantly at the scene,” Kathleen Zellner said.
Fox lived in Dardanelle. He was married and a father of three.
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