Chef Who Cooked Wife Guilty of Murder
David Viens admitted that he took desperate steps to hide body
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 27, 2012 6:04 PM CDT
Defendant David Viens, right, listens as the verdict is read.   (AP Photo /Brad Graverson, pool)

(Newser) – A chef who told police he boiled his wife's body for four days to hide evidence of her death was convicted today of second-degree murder. David Viens showed no reaction as the verdict was read, while the sister of his victim burst out sobbing. In a recorded interrogation presented by prosecutors during the trial, Viens, 49, can be heard saying he cooked the body of his 39-year-old wife, Dawn Viens, in late 2009 until little was left but her skull. He now faces 15 years to life in prison.

"He treated her like a piece of meat and got rid of her," said Karen Patterson, the couple's best friend who spoke to reporters outside court.

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Sep 27, 2012 9:45 PM CDT
There is a movie from the 1960's titled.... "How to Murder Your Wife" ... It stars Jack Lemon and is pretty funny.....
Sep 27, 2012 8:35 PM CDT
15 years? Yeah i guess it's not that big of a deal. WTF
Sep 27, 2012 6:40 PM CDT
If you can't shoot them, it would be cruel to bury them alive, and you can't cook them, how do you get rid a wife so that it won't cost you every thing you ever worked for? It's the system's fault that forces a man to try to dispose of the woman or she will be given everything a man acquired in his life time.