Biochemist Kills Husband By Stuffing Him, Alive, in Vat of Acid

A Los Angeles jury found a biochemist guilty Wednesday of killing her estranged husband by stuffing him in a vat of acid.

Forty-seven-year-old Larissa Schuster of Clovis was convicted of first-degree murder in the 2003 killing. She could face the death penalty.

Schuster's former lab assistant got life in an earlier trial.

Authorities say the two knocked out Timothy Schuster with a stun gun and chloroform and dumped him head-first — and still breathing — into a barrel before adding hydrochloric acid.

His partly-dissolved body was found at a San Joaquin Valley storage unit.