Columbus Man Sentenced to 6-12 Years in Prison for Stabbing Wife, Police Standoff

Alfredo Santistevan

A Platte County District Court judge has sentenced a 58-year-old Columbus man to prison for stabbing and assaulting his wife, followed by a standoff with police.

Alfredo Santistevan was given six to 12 years in prison for assault and terroristic threats. He previously pleaded no contest to the charges after prosecutors amended and dropped other charges.

Santistevan was arrested after the standoff on April 3 and taken to a local hospital to be treated for self-inflicted knife wounds.

Court documents say Santistevan's wife had a knife wound on her hand and swelling of her nose and around an eye.