A Spanish man has been arrested and sentenced to 15 years imprisonment after killing his mother and eating her dead body.
28-year-old Alberto Sánchez Gómez was arrested after the police found body parts around his mother’s home. Some of these parts were found stored in plastic containers. According to him, his bizarre actions were a result of a psychotic episode.
The court rejected Sánchez’s arguments, and he will serve 15 years for manslaughter. And an additional five months for the violation of a dead body. Including €60,000 ($73,000, £52,000) in compensation to his brother for damages.
In February 2019, the police arrived at the home in eastern Madrid on a tip-off. The alarm was raised by a neighbourly friend, who was concerned about the welfare of María Soledad Gómez (deceased). During the trial, it was revealed that Alberto strangled his mother during a disagreement. He then dissected and ate parts of her body over the following two weeks. Alberto Sánchez also fed parts of his mother’s body to his dog.