Omaima Aree Nelson (born c. 1968) is an Egyptian model and nanny who was convicted of murdering her husband, Bill Nelson. She is serving a life sentence at the Central California Women's Facility in Chowchilla, California. Her case made international headlines due to allegations of bondage sex, decapitation, castration, and cannibalism.
Omaima Aree Nelson was born and raised in Egypt, and immigrated to the United States in 1986. She met her husband William E. (Bill) Nelson, a 56-year-old pilot, in October 1991, when she was 23. Within days of meeting, the couple married, but Omaima would later claim that during the couple's month-long union, she suffered sexual abuse by her husband.
On Thanksgiving Day 1991, Omaima claimed that Bill had sexually assaulted her in their Costa Mesa, California apartment. Following this, Omaima stabbed Bill with scissors, then began beating him with a clothes iron. After finally killing him, she began dismembering his body, and allegedly cooked his head and boiled his hands to remove his fingerprints. She then mixed up his body parts with leftover Thanksgiving turkey and disposed of him in a garbage disposal. Neighbors claim they heard the disposal unit running for hours after the time of Bill's death. She reportedly castrated him in revenge for his alleged sexual assaults. She told her psychiatrist that she had cooked her husband's ribs in barbeque sauce and eaten them, but later denied this.
The letter and envelope are both handwritten. The letter is signed, Omaima.