Normally I don’t do food criticisms; however in my efforts
to seek out subject matter for my second book, I found a little lady fits whose
criteria fits perfectly for inclusion in my little blog of depravity
. So get
out your pens and paper and get ready to take notes as we cover the secret recipe
for Omaima’s Egyptian Spare Ribs.
Born and raised in Egypt, Omaima Nelson immigrated to the
United States in 1986. Soon after her arrival in the U.S., Omaima began caring
for children of various households as a nanny. Slender with olive skin and
bedroom eyes, it wasn’t long before a photographer noticed her and she began working
part time as a model.
Omaima underwent a series of dysfunctional
with other men. In October 1991 a 23 year old Omaima was out for a night of fun
and relaxation at a local bar, while shooting pool she met a 56 year old pilot named
William Nelson. A whirlwind courtship ensued and in a matter of weeks the
couple married. Acquaintances of the couple describe the two as ordinary love
birds in respect to their relationship. However, on Thanksgiving Day 1991, the
theme of the day would be anything but ordinary for William “Bill” Nelson &
his wife Omaima.
On Thanksgiving 1991 Omaima Nelson repeatedly stabbed her
husband Bill with a pair of scissors in their Costa Mesa apartment. Mrs. Nelson
then proceeded to beat her husband with a clothes iron other objects until he
died. Normally, death is the embodiment of the end, but for this true tale of
, this is only the beginning. Later Omaima would claim that she was
raped and beaten and that the crimes were in self-defense, however, evidence
shows that Bill Nelson was tied securely to the bed during the onslaught.
|Omaima at Parole Hearing|
After making sure that Bill was indeed dead, Omaima proceeded
to dismember her husband’s corpse. Blending portions of the corpse
with the day’s
Thanksgiving meal; she forced body parts down a garbage disposal unit that she
kept running for hours after the murder. Omaima boiled Bill’s head, fried his
hands, attempting to destroy his fingerprints and skinned his torso and lower extremities.
Remaining body parts were stuffed in garbage bags as she appealed to
ex-boyfriends to assist her in the disposal of them. To add insult to injury,
she castrated the corpse claiming she’d done that out of revenge for the abuse he
had inflicted upon her.
The climax of the evening came when Omaima donned her red
hat, red stilettoes and red lipstick. She then proceeded to cook the ribs of
her murdered husband, barbecue style. "I
did his ribs just like in a restaurant," Nelson is quoted as saying. She
said she sat at the kitchen table with Bill Nelson's cooked remains and said
out loud, "It's so sweet, it's so delicious. . . . I like mine
tender," she reportedly admitted to the court psychiatrist
Omaima Aree Nelson was found guilty of 2nd
on January 12, 1993. She was sentenced to 28 years to life in prison. Omaima
first became eligible for parole in 2006, but was denied when
"commissioners found her unpredictable and a serious threat to public
safety." She became eligible again in 2011, but was denied by the parole
board again, citing that she had not taken responsibility for the murder, and
would not be a productive citizen if she were freed. She will not be able to
seek parole again until 2026.
Labels: Cannibal, Costa Mesa, Egyptian, Female murderer, Spare Ribs