A Spaniard was sentenced to fifteen years and five months in prison for strangling his mother and eating parts of her body cut into pieces, the Madrid court announced on Tuesday (June 15th).
In its sentence, this court considers that this man, nicknamed "
the cannibal of Ventas
", in reference to the district of Madrid where the police had discovered the macabre remains, was in possession of "
his mental faculties at the time of the facts
" and that he will therefore serve his sentence in prison.
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Tried for facts that took place between January 21 and February 21, 2019, the exact date could not be determined, Albert SG was sentenced to fifteen years in prison for "
homicide, with the aggravating circumstance of the family relationship
», Details the court, as well as to five months of prison for«
desecration of corpse
», the man having butchered his mother then«
eaten his corpse for at least fifteen days
In early 2019, Albert had a fight with his 69-year-old mother in the apartment they shared in the Las Ventas neighborhood, famous for its bullring. After having strangled her, he had dragged her body to her room to cut it with a saw and two kitchen knives "in
order to make it disappear
", explained the prosecution in its indictment. "
Once the body was cut into pieces, the accused occasionally fed on the remains of the corpse and stored other pieces in several plastic containers in the apartment and in the refrigerator,
" he added. He had put other pieces in trash bags and thrown them away.
According to local media, a police officer, heard during the trial, said that when he entered the apartment, the accused claimed to have eaten some raw pieces, to have cooked others and to have also given some. to his dog.
The man, who police said had drug problems, was arrested in February 2019 as police searched for his mother, who was reported missing by a friend.
Contrary to what the defense tried to argue during the trial, the court found that there was no "
" to show that the accused did not have his mental faculties.
In addition to this prison sentence, the man will have to pay compensation of 60,000 euros to his brother.