David Viens is on trial in the 2009 murder of his wife Dawn. It’s a big story because the highlight of it all is he cooked, actually boiled down, her remains in a 55 gallon drum and then disposed of them via the grease traps of the restaurant they owned. There’s a ton of crazy detail to all of this, including Viens suicide attempt in 2011 when he threw himself off a cliff and survived.
It’s a big headline today because the trial started this week, therefore I’m not going to write a long post about it and allow you to click and visit the many other far more detailed descriptions of how David Viens killed then disposed of his wife, Dawn. The best review comes from The Daily Beast, but there are more links below.
- Restaurant Owner Admits He ‘slowly cooked’ Wife’s Dead Body For 4 Days After Accidentally Killing Her (laist.com)
- California chef allegedly admitted slow-cooking wife’s body (usnews.nbcnews.com)
- Chef Says He ‘Slowly Cooked’ Wife’s Body, Trashed Remains (abcnews.go.com)
- ‘I ended up cooking her,’ chef said of his dead wife (mercurynews.com)