A WOMAN became known as the “Thanksgiving Butcher” after she castrated and cooked dinner for her husband in a twisted act of revenge.
Thanksgiving Day in 1991 would have seemed like any other holiday to Omaima Aree and William E. “Bill” Nelson.
Only instead of a traditional turkey, 56-year-old Bill was on the menu.
Authorities are said to have since compared Omaima, then 24, to Hannibal Lector and notorious real-life cannibal Jeffery Dhamer.
The young model, who would later castrate her husband and eat dinner, fled Egypt for the United States after a childhood of “unimaginable abuse”.
When she came to the US, Omaima traded sex for rent and cars from a slew of men, mostly older.
She had a pattern of using sex as cheating, according to the Daily Star, and Omaima’s games became increasingly violent over time.
The beautiful young woman met the older pilot Bill Nelson in a bar when she was 23 years old.
They seemed to fall in love quickly and were married in just a month.
But Omaima claimed that she was sexually abused by her husband during the couple’s month-long marriage.
She even noted that the final straw was an alleged assault at her Costa Mesa, California home on November 28, 1991.
The cannibalistic model killed her husband by hitting him with an iron and then stabbed him with scissors, according to the Daily Star.
She proceeded to skin his midsection and chop off his genitals before cooking his decapitated head.
The Thanksgiving Butcher then fried his hands in oil to get rid of fingerprints, the news outlet explained.
The woman mixed up her much older husband’s body parts with leftover Thanksgiving turkey and tossed it in a trash can.
Omaima was arrested after placing part of Bill’s body in garbage bags and offering $75,000 to a friend to help her get rid of it.
“If I hadn’t defended my life, I would have been dead,” she told the Daily Star in her defense in court.
“I’m sorry it happened, but I’m glad I survived. I’m sorry I dismembered him,” she added.
The model claimed her husband was constantly raping and hitting her and that she needed to take action.
She claimed that she killed him after an overly violent attack, however, Omaima never explained why she cooked her husband.
The young woman was convicted of second-degree murder in January 1993.
In court, a psychologist certified Omaima as having post-traumatic stress disorder and said she was psychotic.
She was sentenced to 28 years of life imprisonment.
The cannibalistic killer was denied parole in 2006 and won’t be able to apply for parole again until 2026.
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