Wichita Man Sentenced For Beating Death Over Dog

By: AP (Posted by Mary Kenefake)
By: AP (Posted by Mary Kenefake)

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) A Wichita man has been sentenced to more than 15 years in prison for a fatal beating in a dispute over a dog.

Forty-one-year-old Samuel Sims was sentenced Wednesday in Sedgwick County District Court, where he pleaded guilty last month to involuntary manslaughter and two other felonies.

Sims admitted taking part in the beating death of 47-year-old John Tolliver in July 2011.

Police said Sims and another man, Nelson Glover, got involved in a dispute between Tolliver and his former girlfriend over possession of a dog. Tolliver was found dead in his Wichita home, where burglars had taken the dog.

Glover has also pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter. His sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 24.

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