Kansas Man Sentenced To 23 years For Killing Wife

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) A Wichita man has been sentenced to more than 23 years in prison for stabbing his wife to death.

The Wichita Eagle reports that 56-year-old Guy Palmer was sentenced Thursday in Sedgwick County District Court. He was convicted in October of second-degree murder in the December 2012 killing of Debra Palmer.

Testimony at the trial showed Palmer stabbed his wife six times after she told him she was having an affair. Palmer turned himself into Sedgwick County authorities shortly after his wife’s death.

Defense lawyer Quentin Pittman said Palmer stabbed his wife during the heat of passion, but prosecutors argued the killing was premeditated.