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Prosecutors: Chef Told Police He Cooked Wife
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Posted on 09/19/2012 9:24:06 AM PDT by chuckee

In a taped interviewed played in court Tuesday, a Southern California chef on trial for allegedly killing his wife told police he slow cooked her body then dumped it out as kitchen waste.

Dawn Viens disappeared in 2009 and police identified her husband David – the chef at the former Thyme Café in Torrance – as a prime suspect.

In 2011, investigators dug up the Thyme Café, which Dawn co-owned, searching for her body. But in a taped interview played Tuesday in court, David Viens seemed to tell police why her remains may never be found.

"I took some, some things like weights that we use and I put them on the top of her body, and I just slowly cooked it and I ended up cooking her for four days," Viens said on tape...

(Excerpt) Read more at nbclosangeles.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Conspiracy; Health/Medicine; Local News
KEYWORDS: chef; davidviens; murder; wife
A crackpot runs amuck with a crockpot
1 posted on 09/19/2012 9:24:12 AM PDT by chuckee
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To: chuckee

Consider it a divorce.


2 posted on 09/19/2012 9:25:23 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: chuckee

She was hot.


3 posted on 09/19/2012 9:26:28 AM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: chuckee

He may have hated her enough to kill her, but he had to admit she had good taste . . . . .


4 posted on 09/19/2012 9:26:40 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: chuckee

He couldn’t have just said “I had my wife over for dinner” and left it at that...


5 posted on 09/19/2012 9:27:26 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: chuckee

Good one....maybe she was the daily special...


6 posted on 09/19/2012 9:27:44 AM PDT by little-e ((The Muslim in the White House is NOT my President))
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To: chuckee

Guess he took “eat her out for dinner” literally.


7 posted on 09/19/2012 9:28:33 AM PDT by jrg
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To: chuckee

Reminds me of the movie, “The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover”.

Crazy film.
Especially the end. Ugh.


8 posted on 09/19/2012 9:28:33 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: chuckee

9 posted on 09/19/2012 9:31:59 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: chuckee

please, don't pass the Pate'

10 posted on 09/19/2012 9:32:07 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; w/ different flie$" :^)
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To: chuckee
the chef at the former Thyme Café in Torrance

He'll soon be doing Thyme in prison…

11 posted on 09/19/2012 9:32:30 AM PDT by mikrofon (Specializing in Goose)
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To: chuckee

Cool, just in time for lunch.

Fortunately today’s lunch is vegan-ish (Ramen noodles with assorted veggies added)

I’m not vegan, just dirt poor.


12 posted on 09/19/2012 9:36:05 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SJSAMPLE
Crazy film.

"Bizarre" comes to my mind.

"Ugh" is spot on.

Then there's "Eating Raoul".

13 posted on 09/19/2012 9:36:15 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: chuckee
they almost (the jokes ;) write themselves....
OH! GOODY ...TAKEOUT!

14 posted on 09/19/2012 9:37:34 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; w/ different flie$" :^)
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To: Calvin Locke
Then there's "Eating Raoul".
That's the film, I was looking for....

15 posted on 09/19/2012 9:40:01 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; w/ different flie$" :^)
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To: chuckee

Viens....he didn’t make her into sausage?


16 posted on 09/19/2012 9:41:28 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: chuckee

Your meal is served.I wonder who ate the body.


17 posted on 09/19/2012 9:42:50 AM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: skinkinthegrass; Calvin Locke

Hannibal Lecter always served human flesh accompanied by fava beans..


18 posted on 09/19/2012 9:43:08 AM PDT by ken5050
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To: chuckee
SECRET INGREDIENT!

WIFE!

19 posted on 09/19/2012 9:43:31 AM PDT by techcor (I hope Obama succeeds, in being a one term president.)
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To: chuckee

I guess it was just her Thyme.


20 posted on 09/19/2012 9:44:11 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: mikrofon
He'll soon be doing Thyme in prison…

Where he'll pen a culinary tome that Robert Morley can place along side his cherished "'Andes Plane Crash Cookbook".

21 posted on 09/19/2012 9:45:36 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: cripplecreek; JRandomFreeper

Have to ping our chef Johnny to this thread.


22 posted on 09/19/2012 9:46:06 AM PDT by Marcella (Republican Conservatism is dead. PREPARE)
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To: SJSAMPLE

Ugh is right. Dreadful flick. The worst of Euro film and art house film combined.


23 posted on 09/19/2012 9:46:39 AM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: chuckee

It brings a totally new meaning to Elvis mega-hit “LOVE ME TENDER.. ized”


24 posted on 09/19/2012 9:48:19 AM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: chuckee
He'd saved a particular vintage for the occasion...


25 posted on 09/19/2012 9:51:06 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: ken5050
Hannibal Lecter always served human flesh accompanied by fava beans..

Don't forget the chianti

26 posted on 09/19/2012 9:59:19 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: ken5050
..did the Chef cook a side order of these...

Did Hannibal invite her for / to lunch?

27 posted on 09/19/2012 9:59:53 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; w/ different flie$" :^)
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To: SJSAMPLE

Was a rather poor film. More shock (at the time) than anything.


28 posted on 09/19/2012 9:59:53 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Their B1tch speciality flavors include “Spiteful”, “Crazy” and “Manipulative”.


29 posted on 09/19/2012 10:02:09 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Is that a screw top? I’ve heard that Down Under/NZ wines travel better with screw caps or plastic “corks”, especially now that the “thing” is to reduce the sulfur dioxide content.


30 posted on 09/19/2012 10:05:53 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: ken5050
Hannibal Lecter always served human flesh accompanied by fava beans..

Don't forget the chianti

31 posted on 09/19/2012 10:10:04 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: little-e

That’s not chicken...


32 posted on 09/19/2012 10:10:16 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: Calvin Locke

Looks like a screw top to me. I have had some decent NZ wines that had screw tops.


33 posted on 09/19/2012 10:13:23 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: chuckee
>>>> " ......as a prime suspect." <<<<

Perhaps they meant ~ prime RIB suspect ~?

34 posted on 09/19/2012 10:18:54 AM PDT by jmax (Full mag inserted, round in chamber, hammer is back...safety is OFF.)
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To: cripplecreek
Cool, just in time for lunch.

Fortunately today’s lunch is vegan-ish (Ramen noodles with assorted veggies added)

I’m not vegan, just dirt poor.

In the same boat, bro. (Literally. I live on an old boat)

Liver's cheap...no fava beans, no chianti, just onions and potatoes. Cooking as I post.

Fortunately, I actually LIKE Ramen noodles; I can eat them for days. Favorite way, is 2 packages of cooked noodles drained, add only 1 package of chicken seasoning, add red peppers and a dash of parmesan cheese, parsley flakes if I've got them, and toss.

I save the surplus flavoring packets to spice up other things. If I making a pot of something like stew or spaghetti, instead of salting the food, I'll throw in the surplus packages of seasoning and give it a little flavor along with the sodium. Waste not, want not.

Every time my Mom calls, she wants to know if I'm eating Ramen noodles for supper. She has an absolute vendetta against Ramen noodles, and that's no joke... She wants me to report what's in my cupboard, and when I come to the word Ramen, she screeches in frustration.

A few weeks ago at the store they had a couple thin steaks on sale, marked down because they were getting old, and my mom just happened to call me as I was sitting there enjoying steak. She said "What are you eating?" I said "Steak..." and she was so happy. "...mixed with Ramen noodles..."

She said, "I disown you." LOL

The way my business goes, sometimes I'm more flush, sometimes I'm not... but even if I was rich, I'd still love Ramen noodles. If it's on sale, it's what's for dinner...even if Publishers Clearing House is standing right behind me with a giant check.

35 posted on 09/19/2012 10:29:18 AM PDT by Tuanedge
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To: chuckee

Great one! You need to work for the Daily News.


36 posted on 09/19/2012 10:55:41 AM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: chuckee

It’s more than his goose that’s cooked.


37 posted on 09/19/2012 11:00:27 AM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: PLMerite

What was that Twilight Zone episode? How To Serve Wife?


38 posted on 09/19/2012 11:52:03 AM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: Defiant
Yeah, well, it wasn't so much this story alone which caught my eye but combine it with the headline just above it on Drudge, Study: Air Pollution From Grilled Burgers Worse Than Trucks, and I am just kinda wondering.
39 posted on 09/19/2012 7:00:17 PM PDT by Robwin
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To: chuckee

I bet everyone who was a regular at that restaurant is feeling uneasy.


40 posted on 09/19/2012 10:27:48 PM PDT by BlackVeil
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