Murderpedia

 

 

Juan Ignacio Blanco  

 

  MALE murderers

index by country

index by name   A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

  FEMALE murderers

index by country

index by name   A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

 

 

 
   

Murderpedia has thousands of hours of work behind it. To keep creating new content, we kindly appreciate any donation you can give to help the Murderpedia project stay alive. We have many
plans and enthusiasm to keep expanding and making Murderpedia a better site, but we really
need your help for this. Thank you very much in advance.

   

 

 

Kevin Lloyd ARTZ

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 
Classification: Murderer
Characteristics: Dismembered the body and cooked it for two days
Number of victims: 1
Date of murder: July 12, 1999
Date of arrest: 3 days after
Date of birth: November 22, 1956
Victim profile: Patricia Artz, 46 (his wife)
Method of murder: Beating with a metal pipe
Location: Jackson, Michigan, USA
Status: Sentenced to life imprisonment on March 15, 2001
 
 
 
 
 
 

Man Allegedly Kills and Cooks Wife

March 02, 2001

A Jackson man will stand trial for murdering his wife and has been charged with cutting her up and cooking her.

After 12 years of marriage Kevin Artz said he looked at his wife Patricia and saw the devil staring back.

Artz allegedly struck his wife with a metal pipe, dismembered her body and cooked it for two days at their family restaurant in July of 1999.

Police arrested Artz while he was putting a box that contained the severed head of his wife on a nearby porch.

Neighbors were shocked by the news.

It's pretty creepy. We were laying sleeping in our beds, you know, 100 yards away while he was doing that," said neighbor James Weston. "I don't know. We were pretty upset about it. Even now to this day it's kind of hard to think about it. Thinking that she went through that."

Several weeks prior to the alleged murder Artz underwent brain surgery to remove a large blood clot. Even though he has been found competent to stand trial, several defense experts are now in the process of testifying that the operation caused him to go insane.

Some of Artz' neighbors said this was the only explanation they could accept.

"The cops were never called there," said Rose Hubbell. "We never heard of any domestic violence or repeated police scenes there at all."

Neighbors said they are grateful that the restaurant has now been transformed into an entirely different kind of business.

Patricia's family members will not comment until the trial is over.

detnow.com

 
 

Man Allegedly Kills and Cooks Wife Because He Thought She was Satan

Associated Press

One day after 12 years of marriage, and maybe not so coincidentally after a brain operation to remove a large blood clot, Kevin Artz took one look at his wife and saw the devil staring back.

Patricia, a.k.a The Lord of the Underworld, looked nothing like he expected.

Many men think their wives are straight out of hell, however very few have the balls to take Satan on with a led pipe.

Artz having no fear of the devilís otherworldly powers and believing  that he had Jesus at his side he picked up a led pipe and busted her head open.

Not to chance Satan coming back from the...uh...wherever he goes, Artz then dismembered her body and cooked it for two days at their family restaurant.

Police arrested Artz while he was putting a box that contained the severed head of his wife on a nearby porch.

Several weeks prior to the alleged murder Artz underwent brain surgery to remove a large blood clot. Even though he has been found competent to stand trial, several defense experts are now in the process of testifying that the operation caused him to go insane.

That is a hell of an operating procedure. What the kind of condition was he in before the operation.

 
 

Kevin Artz

Jan 22, 2001

PATRICIA ARTZ, 46 - head was found on next door porch
Kevin "Kip" Artz - open murder charge
Jackson, Michigan

Man accused of dismembering wife ruled competent in court -- (Detroit News) A state psychiatrist and an independent psychiatrist hired by the Artz family both testified Thursday that Artz understands the charge and is able to assist defense attorney Joseph Filip.

 
 

Kevin Artz

March 1, 2001

A Jackson man was been charged with murdering his wife, then cutting her up and cooking her. After 12 years of marriage Kevin Artz said he looked at his wife Patricia and saw the devil staring back. In July of 1999 Artz allegedly struck his wife with a metal pipe, dismembered her body and cooked it for two days at their family restaurant. Police arrested Artz while he was putting a box that contained the severed head of his wife on a nearby porch. Several weeks prior to the alleged murder Artz underwent brain surgery to remove a large blood clot.

 
 

Kevin Artz

I do love a nutcase that turns for very little reason, or at least due to a sudden mental lapse.

In Kevin Artz's case it was quite possibly that fact that several weeks prior to his alleged murderous activity he underwent brain surgery to remove a large blood clot. And it would seem that the surgery either didn't work properly, or at the very least led to a large mental disjunction.

After 12 years of marriage Kevin Artz said he looked at his wife Patricia and saw the devil staring back. A pretty fucked up though most would think, but for Kevin it seemed to be a pretty normal thought.

So what do you do when you become convinced your wife is the devil?

For Kevin, there was only one solution, he beat his wife to death with a metal pipe, dismembered her body and cooked it for two days at their family restaurant in July of 1999.

He then decided to put a box containing his wife's severed head on a neighbours porch, but someone thought he was acting suspiciously and called police. They arrested him as he was leaving the scene.

Perhaps even more bizarre than his actions was the fact that Artz was found competent to stand trial.

Unfortunately that's all I know, so I can't tell you what the verdict of the trial was.

One thing I have learnt is that the restaurant has now been transformed into an entirely different kind of business, which I'm sure has pleased his former neighbours.

The Wacky World of Murder

 
 

Kevin Artz

A Jackson man was been charged with murdering his wife, then cutting her up and cooking her. After 12 years of marriage Kevin Artz said he looked at his wife Patricia and saw the devil staring back.

In July of 1999 Artz allegedly struck his wife with a metal pipe, dismembered her body and cooked it for two days at their family restaurant. Police arrested Artz while he was putting a box that contained the severed head of his wife on a nearby porch. Several weeks prior to the alleged murder Artz underwent brain surgery to remove a large blood clot.

Even though he has been found competent to stand trial, several defense experts are now in the process of testifying that the operation caused him to go insane. Some of Artz' neighbors said this was the only explanation they could accept. "The cops were never called there," said Rose Hubbell. "We never heard of any domestic violence or repeated police scenes there at all." Neighbors said they are grateful that the restaurant has now been transformed into an entirely different kind of business.

Mayhem.net

 
 


Kevin Lloyd Artz

 

 

 
 
 
 
home last updates contact