Huntington Beach man pleads not guilty to murder in stabbing of co-worker at Cal State Fullerton

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Chuyen Vo of Huntington Beach is charged with murder in the death of a co-worker at Cal State Fullerton in August.
(Fullerton Police Department)

A Huntington Beach man pleaded not guilty Friday in the fatal stabbing of a co-worker at Cal State Fullerton.

Online court records show that Chuyen Vo pleaded not guilty to one count of murder in the death of Steven Chan, 57, who was stabbed in a university parking lot Aug. 19.

Vo is due back in court Nov. 22. His attorney, Ed Welbourn, had no comment.

A Huntington Beach man who police say fatally stabbed his co-worker, a retired Cal State Fullerton administrator, in a campus parking lot was charged Friday in the slaying. A neighbor called Chuyen Van Vo the “last guy I’d ever expect being capable of doing this.”

Chan retired from an administrative job at the college in 2017 but returned this year to work as a consultant.

Police declined to discuss the relationship between the co-workers.

Daily Pilot staff contributed to this report.