A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to life in prison for stabbing his wife to death on New Year's Eve in 2014 following an argument over Christmas presents.

Julio Resto pleaded guilty Thursday in Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn to second-degree murder in the death of his 42-year-old wife, Gloria. Officials say she had been stabbed more than 20 times.

On Dec. 31, 2014, Waltham police received a request to perform a well-being check. While officers were en route to the home, the 52-year-old Resto walked into the lobby of the police station, holding a large knife.

Officials say he then left the police station, and when officers approached him he shouted, "Shoot me! I have nothing to live for! I just killed my wife!"

Officers were ultimately able to subdue him.