November 27, 2012 By Wallin & Klarich

Just when you thought you have heard it all. Oceanside resident Frederick Hengl has been arrested by police and accused of cooking his wife’s flesh. Neighbors of the accused reported a foul smell coming from the home he shared with his wife Anna Faris and so they called the police.

When the police arrived they allegedly found parts of Faris’ body cooking in three pots on the stove top, according to Deputy District Attorney Katherine Flaherty. “The first responding officer saw what she believed was meat cooking on the stove top,” Flaherty told reporters. During a search of the home the police reported that they found the victim’s head in the freezer. Police arrested Hengl as he was drinking a beer at a bar near the couple’s home
The San Diego County District Attorney’s office has filed murder charges against the accused as well as several other counts relating to the removal of a persons body parts. The DA’s office has not decided whether to seek the death penalty against the defendant.

When couples have been married a long time it is not uncommon for arguments to occur. Every day in California hundreds of spouses are arrested for domestic violence when they allegedly injure a spouse during an argument. However, when things go “too far” and one spouse kills the other it is impossible to know how far they might go to “hide the evidence”.

There are many reported cases of spouses burying the body of their deceased spouse in various locations, or even disposing of the body by tosses it in a body of water. However, to decide to “cook” your spouses’ body parts in an attempt to eliminate the evidence is an extremely gruesome act. It would be shocking if the District Attorney did not seek the death penalty in a case such as this.

Wallin and Klarich has many years of experience successfully defending people charged with these types of crimes. We will work to aggressively defend you and to ensure that your rights are protected. The attorneys at Wallin & Klarich can be reached by phone at 888-280-6839 or through our website at We have offices in Los Angeles, Ventura, Riverside, San Bernardino and Orange Counties. We will be there when you call.

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