Wednesday, December 19, 2012
A man arrested for the murder of his wife last weekend has made his first appearance in court.
Wednesday afternoon, 55-year-old Guy W. Palmer appeared in front of a judge and was charged with first degree murder.
Wichita Police said that around 7:45 a.m. Sunday, Palmer drove to the county jail and told them he had killed his wife.
Officers went to the man's home in the 6800 block of East Farmview and found 61-year-old Debra K. Palmer in the basement dead from multiple stab wounds.
Palmer was later arrested.
It's unclear what led to the murder, but police said the couple's marriage may have been ending.
This is the 25th homicide of 2012 in Wichita, and the 5th as the result of domestic violence.
Palmer's bond has been set at $250,000 and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for January 2nd.