On June 13, Frank Spencer Harm pleaded guilty to the 1972 murder of Fred Izarelli. Harm pleaded guilty to the maximum sentence (9 years) available at the time of the murder. He is scheduled to be sentenced on June 17th.
On February 16, 2006, Frank Spencer Harm (also known as Scott Williams) was arrested for the 1972 Monte Sereno murder of Fred Izzarelli. Agents from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, officers from the Mankato Police Department and Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office Cold Case Investigators arrested Harm without incident at his residence in Mankato, Minnesota.
On May 31, 1972, Fred Izzarelli was living in a residence to the rear of 18332 Saratoga-Los Gatos Road in Monte Sereno. Izzarelli heard some noises at the front of the residence and went to investigate. Izzarelli apparently interrupted a burglary in progress. A fight ensued between Izzarelli and the suspect. Izzarelli was subsequently shot and killed by the intruder.
On May 13, 2004, one of the original investigators contacted the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office Cold Case Unit to discuss homicide. As a result of that discussion, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office Cold Case Unit reopened the investigation of the murder of Izzarelli. With assistance from the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office Cold Case Investigators developed Frank Spencer Harm as the prime suspect in the homicide.