ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (KRQE) – Steven Gonzales is accused of dismembering his victim then storing the body parts in five-gallon buckets at his Alamogordo home. Gonzalez was arrested back in 2020 but was not indicted by a grand jury until this week.

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According to investigators, Gonzalez shot Eddy Artiaga in the head before decapitating and dismembering the body. Court records show Gonzalez has a history of arrests for drugs, DWI, and battery. He has been charged with second-degree murder.