COSTA MESA — Regardless of whether Omaima Aree Nelson — who ate parts of her husband's body after killing him at their Costa Mesa apartment — is granted parole after 20 years in prison Wednesday, she shouldn't be allowed to eat meat of any kind again, according to a prominent animal rights group.
In a letter sent to the warden at Chowchilla State Prison women's facility Tuesday, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals requested that Nelson be switched to a vegan diet if she remains incarcerated — or if she's released.
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An earlier version incorrectly called it Cowchilla State Prison.
Though the announcement from PETA sounded like a publicity stunt, representatives contacted Wednesday by the Daily Pilot said the effort to keep the inmate from eating meat is serious.