Man draws 14-year prison term in manslaughter case

A Wichita man was sentenced Wednesday to 14 years in prison for his role in the death a 47-year-old man who was found dead in his home in the 1400 block of North Kansas on July 17.

Samuel J. Sims, 41, pleaded guilty in December to involuntary manslaughter and two other felonies in the death of John Tolliver, 47. Wichita police said Tolliver was beaten and choked to death during a dispute over the ownership of a dog.

A second defendant in the case, Nelson R. Glover, is scheduled to be sentenced next week.