Chef freezes wife: no microwave or cutlery needed
In light of the revelation that Chef Peter Wallner kept his wife’s body in a freezer in their suburban London home, guests at the Nutfield Priory Hotel & Spa Restaurant might also want to consider whether their dinner entrees were fresh or frozen.
The former Head Chef at the aptly-named Nutfield, admitted that he kept his dead wife’s body on ice for several years, but he denied killing her. For the UPI news story: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/09/16/Husband-admits-keeping-dead-wife-on-ice/UPI-22831253122641/ For the BBC news story: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/8258755.stm
Evidently, the Chef needed more room in his freezer, so he recently moved the body to a trash dumpster outside the couple’s home in Cobham, Surrey. Nosey neighbors noticed a foot, and became suspicious. (Mrs. Wallner had not been seen since 2006.)
In a court appearance at the Old Bailey in London, Chef Wallner pleaded guilty to “Preventing a Lawful and Decent Burial.” But he pleaded not guilty to murder.
[Disclosure: Rocky admits that elements of this story may be in “Bad Taste.” Nonetheless, it helps explain Rocky’s preference for fresh ingredients, as well as fastidious shredding of confidential items (which may include private parts) — before — placing them in the dumpster.]