Wife Who Killed, Cooked Husband Seeks Parole

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A woman who killed her newlywed husband and chopped and cooked his body parts over Thanksgiving weekend in 1991 is seeking release from a California prison.

Former nanny Omaima Nelson is set to appear before parole commissioners Wednesday at the Central California Women's Facility in Chowchilla where she has been serving a life sentence.

Nelson was convicted of murdering her 56-year-old husband William Nelson in a grisly killing that authorities likened to the fictional slayings of Hannibal Lecter.

Prosecutors said she killed Nelson and likely plotted to steal from him as she had done with other middle-aged men. Nelson said she stabbed her husband to fend off an assault.

During her trial, a psychiatrist testified that Nelson told him she ate her husband's ribs but later denied it.


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