Egyptian model Omaima Aree Nelson, who was convicted of second-degree murder in 1991 after she murdered her husband and ate his remains, had a chance for parole this week. The former model had been married to her husband, William E. Nelson for less than a month when she killed him.
Nelson killed her husband on Thanksgiving Day in their apartment in Costa Mesa, California. She cooked his head and his hands. Nelson admitted to dipping the body parts into barbeque sauce once, but now denies remembering that. She even offered to pay some of her ex-boyfriends $75,000 to help her get rid of the other body parts. None of them accepted her offer. The police arrested her on December 2, 1991 after finding body parts in trash bags in their apartment and the victim’s Corvette.
The model claimed to be under severe stress. She stated her husband used to physically and sexually abuse her. Although a psychological evaluation did prove she suffered from post traumatic stress disorder, she was still convicted.
She has served 20 years in Chowchilla State Prison. Nelson went in front of a California parole board yesterday to plead for an early release. The parole board gave her the “uncommon 15-year denial.” Nelson will not be up for parole again until 2026.
Read about Charles Manson, another convicted killer who has been repeatedly denied parole