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Chef Who Slow-Cooked Wife

GUILTY OF MURDER

9/27/2012 3:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The L.A. chef who told police he slow-cooked his wife's body for 4 days was just convicted of 2nd degree murder in an L.A. courtroom.

David Viens had told authorities he boiled his wife's 105-pound body in a 55-gallon drum in 2009 ... and got rid of the evidence by dumping some of the remains in a grease pit at his restaurant, Lomita.

Viens had said he had gotten into an argument with his wife, Dawn, the night before her death ... and during the altercation, he tied her up and put duct tape over her mouth before going to bed.

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Viens claimed he woke up the next morning and found her dead ... and panicked.

In a recorded interview with authorities, Viens said, "I just slowly cooked [the body] and I ended up cooking her for four days."

Viens now faces 15 years to life in state prison.

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devilgirl    

I wonder what...no who, was in that cake he's holding.

694 days ago
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R34    

2nd degree murder for slow cooking your wife? WTF is this world coming to when you don't get first degree for something like that??

694 days ago
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Melissa1987    

ooh a german chocolate cake. Im gonna cook that one day.

694 days ago
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wendy    

it's whats for dinner

694 days ago
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seamus     

Two horrible stories in a row. What a sick world we live in.

694 days ago
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Majestik    

I'd be puking my guts out right now if I had eaten at that restaurant and read the part about dumping some of her remains in the grease pit. DEAR GOD! This is as sick as it gets.

694 days ago
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Parker    

Only 15 To life for killing and boiling your wife? That's just sick...bastard deserves to die and have his remains boiled and fed to pigs!

694 days ago
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Bill03948    

Only in America...

694 days ago
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chatty    

The restaurant was called Thyme Cafe and it was in Lomita.

694 days ago
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Sassygirl4fun    

Why 2nd degree? Dead people can't talk. Like he really put duct tape over her mouth and she "accidently" died! Please. They could not determine the cause of death since he cooked it! What are wrong with these jurors these days???

694 days ago
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Sassygirl4fun    

2nd degree really? Why? So they bought his story about duct taping her and accidently killing her? Hello, dead people can't talk!!! What is wrong with these jurors nowadays? That is crazy!

694 days ago
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joe    

Did he EAT her?

694 days ago
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Babydoll0630    

Is this TMZ or dreamindemon?

694 days ago
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CN    

HE DID WHAT??? I wonder how many times he *punished* her like that before he killed her.

694 days ago
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John    

thats one way to get her to stop nagging....

I have said over and over again... if you eat the evidence then they don't have **** on you..

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