Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Cross-Dressing California Man Caught Cooking his Wife

Oceanside couple Frederick Joseph Hengl and his wife Anna-Marie Faris weren’t the perfect neighbors. She seemed mentally disturbed and rarely bathed. He was known around North Ditmar Street as a cross-dresser and general odd bird. When police were finally called in to investigate the overpowering stench emanating from their home, no one expected a scene so macabre.

LA Chef Admits to Slow Cooking Wife, Now He’s in Hot Water

In one of the most macabre twists in recent courtroom history, jurors heard an audiotape of accused wife-killer David Viens admitting that he not only killed his wife Dawn, but disposed of her body by cooking her slowly for four days at the restaurant where he worked as chef.

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