David Viens, a chef in the Los Angeles area, has told a court that he killed his wife, Dawn Viens, and slow cooked her body for four days. He told the court that he then disposed of her cooked remains and this was why her body has never been found.
Dawn Viens went missing in October 2009. It wasn't until March 2011 that David Viens told investigators the grisly reason why her body had never been found. He was then arrested for her murder.
Jurors were yesterday played a tape of an interview with Viens. Viens, who was chef at a restaurant he ran in Lomita said of Dawn's body:
"I just slowly cooked it and I ended up cooking her for four days,"
Viens had told investigators that he snapped one night and became violent, taping his wifes hands, mouth and feet with duct tape. By the next morning she was dead.
Viens revealed that he put his wife's body in a 55-gallon drum of boiling water holding it down with weights. After four days cooking he added other waste materials and disposed of it. He is not thought to have eaten her body or served it to customers.
Veins claims that only Dawn Viens' skull was left intact. He says that he hid this at his mother's house but police have failed to find it.
Viens told police his story after jumping off an 80ft cliff in March 2011. Police asked him about his wife's whereabouts and he admitted killing and boiling her body.
Viens says that he did not mean to kill his wife, that he did not murder her and he has pleaded guilty at his trial which continues.
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