Friday, September 28, 2012

Chef Who Cooked His Wife - Guilty Of Murder

The chef who told police that he had cooked his wife for four days was convicted yesterday of murder. David Viens wife disappeared three years ago. No one is really sure what happened to the body of his wife because it was never found. Police used a trick to get Viens to confess. They planted a story in the newspaper saying they had found his wife's blood in their home. He then told his girlfriend he had killed his wife and then ran out the door and tried to kill himself by jumping off an 80 foot cliff. Didn't work, although he does have a bunch of injuries. At one point he told the police he slow cooked his dead wife in a barrel in his restaurant for four days.

39 comments:

FSP said...

wtf is wrong with people?

ItsJustMe said...

I live right by that restaurant. so gross.

*karen* said...

What the...I can't even.

*brain explodes*

All about Eve said...

Oh God! Too early for this story! Poor woman, she never saw it coming, he looks so normal!

rejectedcarebear said...

Evil lurks behind even the most normal looking faces (ex Ted Bundy)

dia papaya said...

Enty, for the love of God, send us some happy stories. It's Friday! Drink day! Celebration time!

Nothing to see folks. Move along...

auntliddy said...

Disgusting. Havent these people ever heard of divorce?

car54 said...

You KNOW we're going to see this on Law and Order next season.

goes in circles said...

Divorce is messy, obviously more so than dismembering and cooking your unwanted spouse.

Anna said...

My husband's comment was I need not worry, that even though we have three CrockPots, those wouldn't be enough to hold even the rump roast part of me, much less the rest.

figgy said...

I find it so hard to look at the face of victims and think about what they went through. This poor, poor woman. It makes me hope there is a heaven. And a hell.

Agreed that we need some happy stories today Enty! I want to laugh!! :-)

figgy said...

@Anna, hahaha your husband sounds like a hoot! ;-P See, when I need a laugh, other CDAN readers always provide it!

Caitlin Costanzo said...

This is seriously the most disturbing thing I have ever read. Absolutely disgusting.

Caitlin Costanzo said...

So true.
You really can't trust anyone.

figgy said...

@Caitlin, I don't really think that's true. You can trust people. In 99.9% of sociopath cases like this one, there really are warning signs. I bet if you talked with people, they'd have all kinds of stories about bizarre behaviors on his part. But those of us who are not sociopathic will try to make sense of their behaviors, even excuse it, because we truly cannot comprehend how their sick minds work--or don't work.

That's the thing about sociopaths: people unlucky enough to be in their lives always have a LOT of stories to tell about them.

donner said...

I just threw up in my mouth..... a LOT! ugh...

Caitlin Costanzo said...

You're right.
I mean, there had to be signs!
It's one thing to kill someone but to actually chop them up, UGH! And to actually COOK someone.. That takes so much time, effort, and to even have that thought process? Total psycho.

dia papaya said...

Figgy, that sounds like personal experience talking. Did you make it out unscathed, but with lots of stories?

I feel bad looking at her picture too. There is a heaven. Don't worry about that :)

tara17 said...

There's an unwritten part to this story... How would the restaurant owner dispose of the cooked wife... Hope you didn't eat there 3 yrs ago, @ItsJustMe :0

I agree with @figgy, 99.99+ people are mainly good, we just hear all about the 0.01% in media.

Lalaay said...

Sorry to get graphic but didn't he use the same slow cooker to feed people at his restaurant? Rice with a hint of human flesh...ewww

PuggleMommy said...

Smack him!

Mari said...

Not the first time it's happened!
I bet the Toronto Health Dept would pull a Green Pass notice for this.
Well, unless he followed sanitation procedures.

KLM said...

This guy was abusive, so there were signs. I'm not saying she had ANY contribution to her own death, but in the other articles I've read, he had been abusive with her over the years.

ZORBITOR said...

Nancy Grace was all over this last week.

Robin the Mad Photographer said...

Lalaay, IIRC he used a big barrel, not any kind of actual cooking pot. Basically, he cooked her down into a mush/rendered her down and disposed of her along w/the other kitchen waste, although supposedly he kept her skull. (As what, a friggin' souvenir? They still haven't found that yet, BTW.) So no, this isn't like Fried Green Tomatoes; the poor woman didn't end up as the BBQ lunch special, although what did happen is still horrifying.

Jessica said...

Ugh, I WAS having lunch. Ham and bean soup. Not so appetizing anymore.

Poor woman :(

Elizabeth said...

Think of the kind of mind that could conceive of and actually following through with putting a human body in a pot and cooking it. It's beyond comprehension. This guy is psychotic.

cinephreak said...

what in the actual feck?

cinephreak said...

she looks like such a sweetie too... so sad

jax said...

google Pizza King in Surrey bc.

jax said...

oops got cut off.

Pizza joint owner got into it with another guy, killed him, chopped him up and incinerated him in the pizza oven......flash forward 5 years and the police inadvertently release oven for public auction.

no one knows where it ended up.

Lalaay said...

Thanks Robin! That actually makes more sense. My thoughts were getting more disturbing! Poor woman!

chopchop said...

"Robin the Mad Photographer said...
Lalaay, IIRC he used a big barrel, not any kind of actual cooking pot. Basically, he cooked her down into a mush/rendered her down and disposed of her along w/the other kitchen waste, although supposedly he kept her skull."


Like Breaking Bad? Anyone else picturing Pinkman's bathtub falling through the ceiling right now?? LOL.

(I tend to laugh at inappropriate times. This appears to be one of them. Sorry.)

figgy said...

@dia, yes, my ex-stepfather. Once upon a time he was a well-off, powerful man in town. My Mom left him 22 years ago. I just moved back here a couple of years ago, and I've lost count of the conversations I've had with people where they say "you won't believe what he did to me" and then they launch into some hilarious story. Yes, hilarious because during the brief periods when they aren't focusing on hurting others (which is not so funny) the stuff they do day to day is just so bizarre with all the purposeless compulsive lying that all you can do is laugh.

Oh and now his third wife left him and he's just an old man sitting alone in a big house, despised by everyone. Karma, baby.

Kewi said...

apparently some digging was done under the restaurant but the remains were never found.....


http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/09/28/14137784-chef-who-admitted-slow-cooking-wifes-body-convicted-of-murder?lite

Samantha Jenkins said...

What.the.fuck. What a sick POS!

veg mommy said...

I live near this resturaunt, when she went missing the husband closed the resturaunt to redo the floors. They dug up the floors thinking that's where he buried the body. He boiled her for 4 days and threw her bones in the trash.

Popnursing said...

The part I'm stuck on is him running out the door in hystronics and leaping off a cliff. I can only imagine the EMS crews response: "Really dude?"

csproat said...

Thanks buddy....now I can never eat German chocolate cake again...