US man accused of killing, cooking wife

2012-11-22 11:01

Vista — A 68-year-old man pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to murdering his wife after police found her severed head in a freezer and her body parts cooking on the stove at their Oceanside home.

Frederick Hengl looked frail as he entered his plea, and his lawyer has requested he receive medical attention, according to U-T San Diego.

Police said they responded to neighbours' complaints about a foul odour coming from the couple's two-bedroom, bungalow-style house on Friday morning.

The first officer entered the home through a window and saw three pans of meat cooking on the stove that turned out to be parts of the victim, 73-year-old Anna Faris.

It's believed Faris was killed sometime in November. Authorities have not yet determined how she died.

There were numerous pieces of freshly cut bone found around the home, said Deputy District Attorney Katherine Flaherty. A meat grinder, a saw, a boning knife and other cutting materials were also in the house.

Flaherty said there was no evidence of cannibalism.

Neighbour Erick Chavez told U-T San Diego that the stench from the house grew unbearable after someone placed a fan in one of the home's windows. The odour had lingered for more than a week.

Hengl remained jailed on $5m bail. An effort to leave a phone message for his public defender on Wednesday night was unsuccessful.

  • lerato.serero - 2012-11-22 11:14

    Is this in America? And people say they are civilised

      charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-11-22 11:35

      The dude's a redneck, the exception rather than the rule.

  • angela.nair.3 - 2012-11-22 11:32

    No! I think the only way to get rid of the evidence was to eat it? I dont think we should judge "Americans" - It happened in Limpopo - wonder what happened to that guy? No people are sick everywhere - dont know where to run - these maniacs are everywhere!!!

  • charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-11-22 11:38

    In news just in, it appears that Frederick was the victim of verbal abuse and that Anna Faris henpecked the old man for decades, often yelling, 'Well if you don't like my damn cookin', then let's see you try, big mouth!'

  • quantron - 2012-11-22 11:52

    I recommend following the link in the story to the original article on the U-T San Diego website. This News24 article leaves out a lot of details about the man and his wife, both very strange people.

  • joshua.glynns - 2012-11-22 13:46

    WOE!!!! Where æ we going now?if we loose our humanity in this way??? Truely, these æ the End Times!!

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