May 22nd, 2019 10:00 A.M.
On May 19th, 2019, at approximately 5:25 P.M., Redding Police Officers responded to 1259 Market Street in regards to a stabbing that had just occurred. A female reporting party, later identified as 25-year-old Sandi Garfias-Franco of Redding, had called 911 to say she stabbed her husband.
Responding officers located a male victim wearing only a t-shirt, suffering from multiple stab wounds including a significant slashing type wound to his neck. The victim was transported to the hospital via ambulance to receive treatment for his wounds.
Officers located Garfias-Franco inside a nearby apartment. Both Garfias-Franco and the victim were interviewed extensively by investigators. Investigators learned that Garfias-Franco and the victim were married but had been experiencing troubles with their relationship. The victim was visiting Garfias-Franco’s apartment when an argument broke out. Garfias-Franco without warning stabbed the victim in the back and slashed his throat with a folding knife.
The victim fled Garfias-Franco’s apartment and was assisted by nearby citizens. Garfias-Franco provided investigators with inconsistent statements regarding what led to the stabbing. Garfias-Franco was arrested for attempted murder and booked into the Shasta County Jail.
The victim is not being named because the crime involved domestic violence.
Garfias-Franco’s booking photo is attached to this release.
Contact: Sergeant Todd Cogle #301
Redding Police Department
Reviewed: Solada #318