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Stover man sentenced in 2010 killing

Stover man sentenced in 2010 killing

December 13th, 2013 in News

A Stover man charged with killing another man in Morgan County in July 2010 was sentenced to six years in prison after a jury found him guilty of involuntary manslaughter.

James Wager, 61, was also found guilty of armed criminal action.

He had been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Nathan Walker, 39, Ivy Bend.

According to a Morgan County Sheriff's Department probable cause statement, Wager drove to the Walker residence and, when Walker approached Wager's vehicle, the two men exchanged words.

When Walker reportedly reached for a gun lying on the front seat, Wager grabbed it first and fired once.

Deputies said later that Wager told them there had been "bad blood" between the two men because Wager suspected Walker of burglarizing his home and the homes of several friends.