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Salina man convicted for killing over go-kart

Updated: 2013-02-08T19:23:13Z

The Associated Press

SALINA, Kan. — A Salina man is 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.

The Salina Journal reports 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.

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