Convicted Murderer of Sharon Hammack Dies from Natural Causes While Incarcerated in Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The man convicted of the 1996 murder of a Kent County woman died from natural causes on Thursday while incarcerated with the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC), a spokesperson for the MDOC confirmed. Gary Artman was convicted of killing and sexually assaulting Sharon Hammack after DNA linked him to the murder. Artman was sentenced to life without parole for Hammack’s murder and a consecutive life sentence for rape. During the trial, …

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