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Chef sentenced in boiled wife's body case
Written by LINDA DEUTSCH, AP Special Correspondent   
Friday, 22 March 2013 14:35

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A chef who told police he cooked his wife's body in boiling water has been sentenced in Los Angeles to 15 years to life in prison for second-degree murder.

David Viens gave a rambling, 45-minute speech during Friday's sentencing, saying the story he told police about cooking the body was a lie.

He said he was disoriented at the time after having surgery for injuries he suffered when he jumped off a cliff.

The 49-year-old Viens was convicted in September of killing of 39-year-old Dawn Viens in 2009. Her body was never found.

In a recorded interrogation presented at trial, Viens said he cooked her body for four days to get rid of evidence. Authorities said he leaped off a cliff after learning he was a suspect in her disappearance.


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

 

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