A WOMAN became known as the “Thanksgiving Butcher” after she castrated and cooked her husband for dinner in a twisted act of revenge.
Thanksgiving Day in 1991 would have been a regular holiday for Omaima Aree and William E. “Bill” Nelson.
Only instead of a traditional turkey, it was 56-year-old Bill who would be on the menu.
Authorities have since compared Omaima, then 24, to Hannibal Lector and the infamous real-life cannibal Jeffery Dhamer.
The young model, who would later castrate and eat her husband for dinner, had escaped to the US from Egypt after a childhood of “unimaginable abuse.”
When she came to the US, Omaima traded sex for rent and cars from a large number of men who were mostly older.
According to the TUSEN, she had a habit of using sex as a con, and Omaima’s games became more and more violent over time.
The beautiful young woman met elderly pilot Bill Nelson at a bar when she was 23.
They seemed to fall in love quickly and were married within a month.
But Omaima claimed she was sexually assaulted by her husband during the couple’s months-long marriage.
She even noted that the last straw was an alleged assault at their Costa Mesa, California apartment on November 28, 1991.
The cannibalistic model killed her husband by beating him with an iron and then stabbing him with a pair of scissors, according to the TUSEN.
She proceeded to skin his waist and cut off his genitals before boiling his decapitated head.
The “Thanksgiving Butcher” then fried his hands in oil to remove fingerprints, the news outlet said.
The woman mixed her much older husband’s body parts with leftover Thanksgiving turkey and disposed of it in a garbage can.
Omaima was arrested after she placed part of Bill’s body in garbage bags and offered a friend of hers $75,000 to help her get rid of it.
“If I hadn’t defended my life I would have been dead,” she said in her defense to the court, according to the TUSEN.
“I’m sorry it happened, but I’m glad I lived. I’m sorry I chopped him up,” she added.
The model insisted that her husband constantly raped and beat her and that she should take action.
She claimed she killed him after an extremely brutal attack, but Omaima never explained why she cooked her husband.
The young woman was convicted of manslaughter in January 1993.
In court, a psychologist confirmed that Omaima suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and said she was psychotic.
She was sentenced to 28 years to life.
The cannibalistic killer was denied parole in 2006 and will not be eligible to reapply for parole until 2026.