Former Model Who Killed And Ate Parts Of Her Husband Seeks Early Release From Prison

COSTA MESA (CBS) — A former model who is serving time for killing her husband — and eating some of his cooked body parts — wants an early release from prison.

Omaima Nelson, an Egyptian-born former Costa Mesa resident, will go before a parole board next Wednesday, requesting early release.

Nelson is currently serving a 27-years-to-life sentence for murdering William Nelson, 56, in November of 1991.

Prosecutors said Nelson killed her husband in their Costa Mesa apartment. She was in her twenties at the time of the crime.

Michele Gile, reporting for CBS2 and KCAL9, said Nelson spent days trying to dispose of the body parts. In addition to putting various parts in the garbage disposal, Gile reports, Nelson also put parts in trash bags and suitcases.

Officials said Nelson proceeded to cook his head on the stove (police later found it in the freezer), skin his torso, fry his hands in oil and allegedly even dipped a body part in barbeque sauce before tasting it.

She claimed her husband raped her the night before she killed him.

Randy Pawloski, the Orange County senior deputy district attorney, opposes her release because her crimes were particularly gruesome (“the mutilation was beyond belief”) and said Nelson had a history of violence even before the bizarre murder. He also maintains her story of abuse has changed several times.

Says Pawloski, “Initially to the police, she claimed it could have been a CIA operation. People came in and he had enemies and maybe wanted him to be murdered. [Then] she didn’t know what happened. Finally when it shook out, she said she was a battered spouse even though they had been married only three weeks.”

Nelson is currently housed in the Chowchilla State Prison in Central California.

Pawloski says he will be at the parole hearing to block her request and he says he will be accompanied by the victim’s grandchildren.

During her time in prison, Gile reports Nelson was assigned to a culinary class but received an unsatisfactory work report.


  • Mike in San Diego

    If she gets out, I wonder what her Facebook profile will look like or what she says in her eHarmony profile. Question: What do you want most in a man? Answer: Someone I could just eat up.

  • Eugenie Lindsay

    She was assigned to a culinary class? Seriously? All things considered, what genius thought that was a good idea?

  • I'd like a taste & eat her out!

    Tengo Hambre

  • Alan Hart

    After her last husband died, she had a ball.

    • Alpha Kenny Juan

      Nice one. :)

    • Michael J. McDermott

      “Alan, please have a HEART.”

  • Stevve

    She ain’t gonna get out. What kind of model could she have been?? Sure doesn’t look like a model.

    • comic_guy

      Definitely not a role model.

  • BC

    Once a cannibal, always a cannibal!

  • duh

    Cannibalistic Felon Takes Culinary Course In Prison

    insert your own joke…

  • comic_guy

    She once told me that she’d like to have me for dinner….

    • RG

      She’s definitely not here to serve man, unless it’s for dinner…

  • Alpha Kenny Juan

    The media just released the transcript of the last voicemail her husband received before his wife killed and ate him: “Hey Bill, this is Bob. You know that book your wife had on her nightstand, the one entitled “To Serve Man” … I asked my Egyptian friend to translate it, and … it’s a cookbook!

  • greg

    Gives an entirely new meaning when someone says “eat me”

  • "chemtrail monster"

    Omaima Nelson wants to meat you! (Oh-oh, here she comes) Watch out boy she’ll chew you up
    (Oh-oh, here she comes) She’s a maneater
    (Oh-oh, here she comes) Watch out boy she’ll chew you up
    (Oh-oh, here she comes) She’s a maneater

    • wow

      Love Hall & Oates.

  • wow

    Leave her arse in there.

  • Farzaneh Shahrestani

    wife who ate her husbands bod part

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