05 Oct '11, 4am

US woman sentenced to life in prison in 1991 for killing newlywed husband and cooking his body parts seeks parole

SANTA ANA, California (AP) - A woman who killed her newlywed husband and chopped and cooked his body parts over in 1991 is seeking release from a California prison. Omaima Nelson, an Egyptian-born former model and nanny, is set to appear before parole commissioners on 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 the then-23-year-old killed Nelson and likely plotted to steal from him as she had done with other middle-aged men she had seduced in the past. Authorities said she tied up her husband of less than a month, killed him and dismembered the body, churning his parts through a garbage disposal that neighbours said ran nonstop i...

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