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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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61.

Stacey    

killing and then slow cooking someone and you only get 15 years?? That is sick, like sicker than sick... he should be put away for a lot longer!! Even people who "accidentally" kill someone do not go as far as Slow Cooking Them!!! That's just sick!

669 days ago
62.

billy    

I wish he would've cooked Kanye West......

669 days ago
63.

autumn    

15 years? wtf.. thats it? that **** face should be slow cooked ALIVE

669 days ago
64.

bruce hague    

15 years to life? You got to be kidding. How about eternity in hell.

669 days ago
65.

Megan S    

Why didn't he get the death penalty??

669 days ago
66.

meltz911    

Always be weary of people that never smile in photos.

669 days ago
67.

nic    

wtf is this world coming to????

669 days ago
68.

Ava    

Just go into a right with my chef boyfriend last night. Seriously there is something loose in chef's heads.

669 days ago
69.

jokerchick    

this POS needs to burn, that's some sick shyt he did. I can guarantee he SERVED her to diners as well

669 days ago
70.

HardJustice1    

Whoa whoa whoa Miss Lippy, the part of the story I don't understand is where was this 55 gallon drum was at cooking her body for four days? Nobody noticed? Eh, come to think of it I don't care.

669 days ago
71.

OSN    

Yall white folks crazy

669 days ago
72.

ashley o    

HIS ASS SHOULD GET LIFE for doin some stuff like that....

669 days ago
73.

JW    

But does one serve her with a sauce? Would you recommend a Red Pinot Noir or a Light Dry White?

669 days ago
74.

Butterfly    

This is one of the most gruesome , horrible, revolting murders, ever. And he is rewarded by just a slap on the wrist??? Just another example of how low our country has sunk, including our, so-called "justice system." What about his wife's family and friends??? Surely, they have something to say!

668 days ago
75.

NewNia13    

WTF - only 2nd degree! Seriously ! Justice unfortunately was not served this time! And this pathetic bastard s going to live on our dime! He should be chewed up by lions in a jungle!

668 days ago
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