Gruesome Murder: Chef Murders Wife, Cooks For Four Days, Then Attempts Suicide

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The wickedness of man is unfathomable, and the horrible things men do keep one asking why some men are just so wicked to the extent of taking the life of another.

David and wife when the going was good

Huffington Post reported that a California chef accused of murdering his wife sometime before she vanished in October 2009, tried to commit suicide by jumping off an 80-foot cliff in Rancho Palos Verdes after learning he was being investigated as a suspect.

David Viens was in March 2011 interviewed by detectives from a hospital bed as he recuperates from his high altitude fall. He stated, “I just slowly cooked it and I ended up cooking her for four days.”

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Viens claims to only have kept the skull, telling investigators, “The skull was the only thing I didn’t want to get rid of in case I wanted to leave it somewhere, it’s in my mother’s attic.”

The incident occurred when Viens accidentally murdered his wife, Dawn Viens. He tied her to the bed and duct-taped her mouth closed. The next morning, he was reportedly surprised to find her dead body.

David Viens is scheduled to be sentenced on November 27. If convicted, he could face 15 years to life in prison.

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