Man Accused Of Killing, Cooking Wife Pleads Not Guilty

VISTA, Calif. (November 22, 2012)—Frederick Hengl, 68, has pleaded not guilty to killing his wife after police found her severed head and her body parts cooking at the couple’s home in Oceanside, Calif.

Police say they responded to neighbors' complaints about a foul odor coming from the couple's home in Oceanside.

An officer who entered the home through a window said he saw three pans on the stove that contained parts of the slain woman, Anna Faris, 73.

Her head was in the freezer.

Deputy District Attorney Katherine Flaherty said there was no evidence of cannibalism at this time.

Hengl, who entered his plea Wednesday, faces a possible sentence of 25 years to life in prison if convicted of all charges.

He remains jailed in lieu of $5 million bond.


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