Former “Good Eats” owner and Chef, Stephen Anderson, entered an Alford Plea to charges of voluntary manslaughter in the death of his wife Sally Rumsey.
In 2010, Rumsey, 49 was found dead two days after her disappearance. She was only 80 feet from the home she and Anderson shared in Hague Virginia.
The coroner originally ruled Rumsey’s death a suicide and the cause of death was hypothermia due to cold exposure. Rumsey’s body was found frozen and under one foot of snow and high levels of the prescription medicine Ambien were found in her liver and blood. They measured at 3 to 4 times the recommended dosage, and her blood alcohol content was .09.
Anderson maintained his innocence throughout the investigation and was not charged with murder until 2016 when he was arrested at the Inn at Stratford Hall where he worked as the Executive Chef.
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