When it comes to the 'blog genre' of WTH (What The Hell), one can never go past a good story of a woman scorned - especially one who resorts to cannibalism!
The eerie part of this, is that it's certainly not the first time I've heard of this happening. In the latest incident in Pakistan (in the Shah Faisal colony of Karachi), the arrested woman didn't actually get as far as eating her husband. In fact, according to police chief, Nadeem Baig, "There could be two factors behind her intention to cook the husband. One is to destroy the evidence and the other could be her immense hatred against him over his plan to marry another woman".
32-year old Zainab Bibi was arrested on the 24th November, along with her 22-year old nephew, Zaheer. They were alleged to have killed Zainab's husband, Ahmed Abbas‚ chopped his body into pieces and were about to cook his flesh in a bowl.
Zainab was apparently angry at her life partner for his plans to marry another woman without her permission. You see, according to Islamic family law in Pakistan‚ a man can in fact take another wife, but has to get permission from his first wife to do so.
The knife with which the pair allegedly killed the man has been recovered.
In a very bizarre twist, television networks showed actual footage of the human flesh in a bowl and ready for the stove.
Now before you start casting aspersions on a particular race, country or religion, or suggest something like, "this could only happen in Pakistan", think again my friends!
This week is the Thanksgiving holiday in the US. It also happens to be the 20th anniversary of probably the number one most crazy cannibal-wife incident in history.
Just last month, the Californian woman who killed her new husband and cooked his body parts over Thanksgiving weekend in 1991 had applied for (and thankfully denied) her bid for parole.
Dubbed as a female Hannibal Lecter, Egypt-born Omaima Nelson's is serving a '25-years to life' sentence for her crime. At the time of the killing, Nelson was aged 23, and was convicted of murdering her 56-year-old husband William Nelson (they had only been married three weeks).
WARNING: GRAPHIC DETAIL OF THE GRUESOME EVENTS OF THANKSGIVING WEEKEND 1991 FOLLOW (read on only if you have a strong stomach and not prone to queeziness)
According to authorities, Nelson tied up her husband, killed him and then decapitated, dismembered and disembowelled the body over the course of a weekend. She had churned his parts through a garbage disposal (neighbours reported that they heard the machine running non-stop for hours after the murder).
Some of the victim's body parts were found stuffed in garbage bags and mixed with leftover turkey. A bag containing his entrails was discovered on the front floor of his Corvette.
Blood pools were found on the floor of the home, along with blood-stains on sheets and walls. Mr Nelson's hands had been fried in oil and his head boiled and stuffed in a freezer.
His lower body and torso were skinned. Strangely, the crazed wife had tried to get two different friends to help her remove her husband's teeth and dispose of his remains (to cover her tracks and get rid of evidence)... this proved her downfall - one of the friends alerted police - well, go figure!!
Nelson's defence at trial was that she was acting in 'self defence' - she said that her husband William had sexually assaulted and beat her for weeks. She claimed William had tied her hands, and bit, kicked, grabbed and choked her and threatened to kill her.
Prosecutors didn't wear this at all, putting forward evidence suggesting that Nelson killed her husband to obtain his money and other property.
At the trial, she said that after the murder she "freaked out, fell into a trance-like state, and spent 12 hours hacking up the body to simplify disposal."
Nelson claims to have little memory of her husband's dismemberment, but did recall cutting off his penis and his ring finger, before cleaning the apartment and packaging the body parts.
A psychiatrist testified that Nelson had put on red shoes, a red hat and red lipstick before spending hours chopping up her husband's body. She had also confessed to cooking her husband's ribs 'barbecue-style' and tasting them.
"Jurors found Nelson not guilty of first-degree murder, citing insufficient evidence of premeditation, but convicted her of second-degree murder. They also found Nelson guilty of assaulting a former boyfriend with a gun."
WHAT THE HELL!?