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COSTA MESA, CA -- A former model who was convicted of killing her husband and cannibalizing his remains in the early 1990s is now seeking parole, say authorities.

Omaima Aree Nelson, who immigrated to the United States from Egypt in 1986, was convicted of second-degree murder and received a sentence of 28 years for killing William E. Nelson, 56, in 1991 in their Costa Mesa apartment.

Prosecutors says Nelson killed her husband of less than a month on Thanksgiving Day, cooked his head and hands and then tried to get some ex-boyfriends to help dispose of the rest of the body parts.

She will face a parole board in Chowchilla State Prison next Wednesday.

Nelson told authorities that she was under severe stress and her husband often physically and sexually abused her. She was found to have post-traumatic stress disorder in a psychological evaluation.

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