Parole denied for Egyptian Goddess husband-eater, after apology: "I'm sorry I dismembered him."
In Egyptian mythology, Sekhmet, the warrior goddess for Upper Egypt is depicted as a lioness huntress, with a penchant for blood,often, portrayed as a woman with the head of a lioness, who was dressed in red, the color of blood. Uncannily, a psychiatrist testified that Omaima Nelson said she put on red shoes, a red hat and red lipstick before chopping up and cooking her husband's body, boiling the head.
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It took a two-body California parole panel little deliberation to deny the release of a woman who was convicted of killing, butchering and eating her husband's remains in1991, as her depraved notion of a 'Thanksgiving'. Frankly, not a surprising verdict for Omaima Nelson, 43, a former nanny and model, commonly compared to the fictional contemperaneous cannibal killer Hannibal Lecter, at the time of the murder in 1991.
At the parole hearing, she held that she was a changed woman, eager to live the "good life God meant."
Nelson, originally from Egypt, where she spent a troubled youth, growing up both physically and mentally abused by her accounts, as well as 'snipped' as a victim to child female circumcision (a.k.a. female genital mutilation FGM) at a tender age, was convicted for stabbing her husband, William Nelson, with a pair of scissors in 1991, killing him. She later cooked and ate his remains.
FGM, often a rough and traumatic, if not debilitating, experience, is being tackled by human rights and women's groups world-wide that campaign to eradicate a procedure that involves barbaric 'medical' practice, with the use of primitive tools and often no anaesthetic, while the girl is held down for cutting by those very peolple she loves and trusts. The suffering girl of almost unimaginable abuse as a child in Egypt, later, blossomed into a beauty with sculpted cheekbones, who by prosecution accounts, "traded on her sexuality for rent and cars from a long, overlapping line of men — most of them older." A picture emerges of a predatory woman with a catelogue of cases of using sex as a con game, and it seems that her sadistic practices grew increasingly violent over the years, as she continued to feed her needs of the flesh.
This Egyptian born lady-killer invites a tempting parallel with "Sekhmet" the warrior goddess from Egyptian mythology, also titled Mistress of Dread, and the Lady of Slaughter. It was said that death and destruction 'were balm for her warrior's heart' and that the "hot desert winds were her breath." She was depicted as a lionees, often blood-red in shade, and according to one myth, Sekhmet's blood-lust was not quelled at the end of battle and led to her destroying almost all of humanity. Subsequently, the forces that be, tricked her by turning the Nile as red as blood (the Nile transforms red yearly due to silt residue) so that Sekhmet would drink it. The trick was, however, that the red liquid was not blood, but mixed with pomegranate juice, making her so drunk that she gave up slaughter.
The conclusion to this de-facto Egyptian-by-origin killer's blood-lust will not be so open-shut, as Nelson has been denied a release to test her 'reformd' ways. Nelson said she "looked for love in all the wrong places ... but now I value my integrity and my journey.... I have a strong desire to help [not eat- Editor] others."
She maintains that she killed her husband in self defense.
"If I didn't defend my life, I would have been dead. I'm sorry it happened, but I'm glad I lived,"she said Wednesday.
"I'm sorry I dismembered him."
At the parole hearing at the Central California Women's Facility in Chowchilla, Nelson denied the charge of eating her husband.
"I swear to God I did not eat any part of him. I am not a monster," she said.
Margaret Nelson, William Nelson's daughter, was the final witness to speak at the hearing. She revealed that her father had invited her to that fateful Thanksgiving dinner to meet his new wife. She had rashly refused, but she recalls he had remained kind and patient.
"I don't know the adequate punishment for a murderer who doesn't even leave a family a body to mourn over. But I do know you don't let her out," she said
Omaima Nelson, at 43, was pronnounced a risk to society and denied parole last week, the Los Angeles Times reported.
By Staff Writers