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Chef Who Boiled Wife Is Sentenced

David Viens and his wife, Dawn had operated the Beach City Market in Bradenton Beach prior to moving to California.

The former Anna Maria Island restaurant owner who confessed to boiling his wife's body after killing her was sentenced Friday to 15 years to life in prison, according to CBS.

in Los Angeles of killing his 39-year-old wife, Dawn, in 2009. Her body was never found.

Viens confessed to the murder and to cooking the body in a recorded interrogation, after he had injured himself trying to jump off a cliff. The gruesome details of her disappearance and death emerged in the high-profile trial.

David and Dawn Viens had operated the Beach City Market, at 1701 Gulf Drive, in Bradenton Beach, which is now closed. They also ran the Island Kitchen and Market, at 414 Pine Ave., Anna Maria Island.

Viens later recanted his confession during his courtroom trial, when he represented himself.

Sabrina mccarthy March 23, 2013 at 10:20 AM
Do do something like that he had to just snaped an went crazy to know what he did will be with him till the day he die.
todd hurst March 23, 2013 at 01:08 PM
Something is wrong with the judicial system when a person can commit a gruesome crime like that & get a chance for release in 15 years!
James May 04, 2013 at 10:48 AM
15yrs is to long, she was on drugs and im sure she was spending all the money on them....doesnt make it right to kill her, but 15yrs is to long!
Monique Jongebloed May 04, 2013 at 05:59 PM
15 yrs - too long? how many years does she have left?
James May 05, 2013 at 01:50 AM
5 to 10yrs

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