Topeka man convicted of voluntary manslaughter in stabbing

September 19, 2017 - 8:28 pm

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Topeka man faces a sentence of up to 20.5 years in prison after he was found guilty in the stabbing death of another man.

A Shawnee County jury on Monday convicted Caleb John Kanatzar of voluntary manslaughter in the death of Terrin Holloway, 24. Holloway's body was found in December 2015 in a car stopped in the middle of a street in Topeka.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports Kanatzar testified last week that he stabbed Holloway in self-defense because he thought Holloway had a gun.

Kanatzar said before the stabbing, he heard that Holloway fired shots during a drive-by shooting that wounded Kanatzar's cousin. The shooting apparently was over the theft of Holloway's lawn mower.

Kanatzar is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 27.

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