Chef Admits to Cooking Wife

David Viens, a chef on trial for the murder of his wife, admitted in a recording presented to the court on Tuesday that he cooked her for four days until the only thing left was her skull. The shocking admission came in a recording from his hospital bed in 2011—he had jumped off an 80-foot cliff shortly after hearing he was a suspect in the disappearance of his wife—and was played in his trial in Los Angeles. He had kept his wife in a 55-gallon tank of boiling water. Her skull, he says, is at his mother’s house.