Chef 'cooked wife for days'

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The Independent US

A chef on trial for his wife's murder told police that he had boiled her body for four days until little was left but her skull.

A jury in Los Angeles heard David Viens, 49, make the statements in a recorded interview. "I just slowly cooked it," he said. He denies murder, but claims he had accidentally killed his wife, Dawn, 39, and wanted to get rid of her body. She has never been found.

Mr Viens gave detectives the interview from a hospital bed last year, after he had leapt off a cliff.

The case continues.