A Los Angeles jury has found David Viens, the chef who told authorities that he cooked his dead wife’s body to dispose of it, guilty of second-degree murder. Jurors deliberated about 5 1/2 hours over three days.
Dawn Viens, 39, disappeared almost three years ago. Her body has never been found. Her husband gave a grisly explanation as to why in an interview with sheriff's investigators.
David Viens said he packed his wife's body into a large drum and slow-cooked it in boiling water for days, according to the interview played for jurors. He poured much of what remained into the grease trap of his Lomita restaurant and threw other remains in the trash, he said.
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