Omaima Nelson has been in prison for two decades after murdering her husband William E. Nelson and then cooking and eating parts of his body. She was sentenced to 27 years to life by the state of California but is now seeking parole, after her attorneys claim she has been fully rehabilitated.
However, the Orange County district attorney’s office contends that theory and offers up some compelling evidence:
Prosecutors said Nelson has a pattern of violence toward men. She was convicted of assaulting a former boyfriend, Robert Hannson of Huntington Beach, in 1990 by tying him up and demanding money at gunpoint.
She also bit a security guard’s breast and has had several run-ins while in prison, though she has kept out of trouble since 2006, when she was last denied early release, said Orange County Senior Deputy Dist. Atty. Randolph J. Pawloski
Prosecutors also stated that she has not taken advantage of prison self-help programs, failed to admit to drug and alcohol problems, has a callous disregard for others and remains a risk to the community.
”She should be kept in prison for the maximum denial period,” Pawloski said.