Model who ate husband ‘still a threat’
PROSECUTORS in southern California will argue that a former model who killed her husband and ate parts of his body is still a threat and should not be released from prison
Omaima Nelson – a former Egyptian model who immigrated to the US in 1986 – was sentenced to 27 years to life for murdering her 56-year-old husband William Nelson over Thanksgiving weekend in 1991.
She then dismembered and cooked parts of his body in their Costa Mesa, California, apartment.
At one point during the investigation, the then 27-year-old Nelson admitted dipping parts of her cooked husband’s body into barbecue sauce and tasting it.
She has a parole hearing scheduled for tomorrow, the Los Angeles Times reported today.
Orange County Senior Deputy District Attorney Randolph J. Pawloski said Nelson has had several violent incidents in prison – including one in which she bit a security guard’s breast – and has not taken advantage of rehabilitation programs while incarcerated.
“She should be kept in prison for the maximum denial period,” Mr Pawloski said.
Nelson was convicted in 1990 of assaulting a former boyfriend by tying him up and demanding money from him at gunpoint.
She has not had any violent incidents in prison since 2006, when she was last denied early release.
During her murder trial, Nelson claimed she had been a victim of domestic violence.