Altoona man sentenced to life in prison

John Patrick Stiver II, 35, Altoona, was sentenced this morning in Blair County Court to life in prison without parole, based on a first-degree murder conviction.

On July 28, 2018, Stiver shot and killed 58-year-old David Alan Hoover in the parking lot of Bethany Lutheran Church during a confrontation that followed a high-speed chase over a bad drug sale.

Stiver has claimed that he acted in self defense during the confrontation.

For more details, pick up a copy of the Saturday/Sunday Altoona Mirror.


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