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Oceanside man pleads not guilty to killing, dismembering wife

November 21, 2012 |  5:36 pm

Frederick Joseph Hengl
A 68-year-old Oceanside man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of killing and dismembering his 73-year-old wife.

Deputy Dist. Atty. Katherine Flaherty told Vista Superior Court Judge J. Marshall Hockett that police found hunks of meat cooking on the stove at the family home and a severed head in the freezer.

Hockett ordered Frederick Joseph Hengl kept in jail on $5-million bail.

Police are unclear when Hengl's wife, Anna Faris, was killed. They went to the couple's home after neighbors reported a strange smell.


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Photo: Frederick Joseph Hengl in court. Credit: Fox-5 San Diego