Published On: Sat, Dec 8th, 2012

David Viens delays sentencing for murdering and cooking his wife by firing lawyer

The horrific crime of David Viens continues to struggle through another delay as the convicted murderer fired his attorney last week, delaying sentencing.

David and Dawn Veins photo supplied

Viens, a California chef, was found guilty of killing his wife, Dawn Viens, and then “slow cooking her” to hide the evidence. During the investigation Viens learned that the police were on to him, so he jumped from an 80-foot cliff screaming.

From a hospital bed, the killer revealed more details about the case, “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,” he told police.

Viens was found guilty in September, but was set to receive only a 15 year sentence in prison and now has delayed the appeals process when Superior Court Judge Rand Rubin granted Viens’ request during a brief hearing to fired his lawyer, Fred McCurry.

McCurry, quickly left the courtroom after Viens smiled at him and shook his hand.

“Thank you, Fred,” Veins said.

The man is a master manipulator, appearing to be weak and feeble in his wheelchair, but mustering the energy to leap to his feet when he didn’t like McCurry’s questions for a witness: “Your honor, I object!”

He still contends it was an accident, which occurred when he duct taped the woman’s mouth and she drowned in her own vomit.

Slow cooking the wife isn’t the problem, it’s that he “accidentally” killed her to begin with.

“My dad came all this way and was not able to experience the feeling of justice,” Dayna Papin said. Papin is Dawn’s sister and her family traveled from Florida to attend the sentencing hearing.

Now the next hearing will not occur until February 1.

Everyone should get their due process, but it doesn’t make it any easier to stomach.

Continued prayers and thoughts for this family who has to struggle with the thought that this man still hasn’t really face any consequences for his actions, getting preferential treatment in the prison system due to his self-inflicted injuries.

Soon the games will end and there will be no more cliffs, no more appeals and justice can be served.


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Brandon Jones writes for several websites, particularly Examiner.com where he covers several topics, but no focuses on The Global Dispatch and keeping truth in the news.

He began ‘blogging’ on CrazedFanboy.com before it was called blogging. DeskofBrian was formed as a collaboration and grew in popularity. Brandon publishes his Pop Culture articles (“Splash Page”) and the heavier “State of the Nation” which deals with religion, politics, economics, here on The Global Dispatch.


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