Chef who told authorities he cooked his wife fires attorney
(MCT) — LOS ANGELES—The chef who told authorities that he accidentally killed his wife and cooked her body to dispose of it fired his attorney Tuesday and will represent himself when he is sentenced in February.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Rand S. Rubin warned David Viens that “there is a danger to representing yourself” and he’d get “no special indulgence” from the court. Viens, who was convicted earlier this year of second-degree murder, which carries a sentence of 15 years to life in prison, said he understood.
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