A Spanish man has been jailed for 15 years and five months for killing and eating his mother at their apartment in Madrid.
CNN reported that the man, Alberto Sanchez Gomez had killed his mother, chopped her body, and ate her over a period of at least 15 days in early 2019.
The 28-year-old man was arrested in February 2019 and his trial started in April. He was sentenced to long-term imprisonment for the desecration of a corpse.
Apart from the charges, the court ordered that the man will also have to pay around 73,000 US dollars to his brother in compensation. The court has also rejected the defense’s plea that Sanchez was “psychologically disturbed.”
Sanchez strangled her to death following an argument, according to a document sent to CNN by the Madrid prosecutor’s office at the start of the trial.
He then cut up her body using a carpenter’s saw and two kitchen knives, storing some of the pieces in the freezer and throwing others into the trash in plastic bags, the document reads.
Sanchez has been dubbed the “cannibal of Las Ventas” by local media, after the area of Madrid where he lived with his mother.