Salina Man Convicted For Killing Over Go-Kart

Posted 1 year ago

By Fred Gough

Kyle Nelson

SALINA (AP) – A Salina man was found guilty of killing another man in a dispute over a stolen go-kart.

A Saline County jury found Kyle A. Nelson guilty Friday of voluntary manslaughter in the July 31 killing of 37-year-old Jeffrey B. Powell.

Nelson was charged with second-degree murder, but jurors were allowed to consider voluntary or involuntary manslaughter verdicts.

Sentencing is scheduled for March 25.

Nelson testified during the trial that he shot Powell in self-defense during an argument over the go-kart, which had been stolen from Nelson’s children.

However, a witness who was in the car with the two men testified that Powell was not threatening Nelson before the shooting.