Wichita Man Sentenced For Role In Death

Posted 12 months ago

By Fred Gough

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(AP) – A Wichita man has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for a fatal beating in a dispute over a dog.

Nelson Glover was sentenced Friday in Sedgwick County District Court, where he pleaded guilty earlier to involuntary manslaughter, robbery and aggravated burglary. Another defendant in the case, Samuel J. Sims, also pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and was sentenced earlier this year to 14 years in prison.

The two men were charged in the July 2011 beating death of 47-year-old John Tolliver.

Police said Glover and Sims 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 is no stranger to the law, having served time for convictions of aggravated assault and aiding a felon in Reno County for a case that goes back to 1997. He also was convicted of aggravated robbery for a case in 1999 in Sedgwick County.