Jurors found King guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the attack on Lister last summer.
He was sentenced Friday to serve 51 months in jail, that will run consecutively with a seven month sentence for a burglary charge.
Police found the Lister gravely wounded in the 1300 block of Lane, he died later at a Topeka hospital.
King was also sentenced to serve a two year probation period after his release.
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