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.