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Spain: 15 years in prison for killing and eating his mother

2021-06-18T04:30:25.705Z

In 2019, when he was 26, he strangled his mother and ate parts of her body cut into pieces. Mad's court



He is nicknamed the "cannibal of Ventas", in reference to the district of Madrid where the police discovered the macabre remains.

Tried for acts which took place between January 21 and February 21, 2019 (the exact date could not be determined), Alberto SG, 26 at the time, was sentenced to fifteen years in prison for "homicide , with the aggravating circumstance of the family tie ", details the court of Madrid, as well as five months in prison for" desecration of a corpse ", the man having butchered his mother then" ate his corpse for at least fifteen days " .

In his sentence, the court considers that he was in possession of “his mental faculties at the time of the facts” and that he will therefore serve his sentence in prison.

In early 2019, Alberto had a fight with his 69-year-old mother in the apartment they shared.

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", explains the prosecution in its indictment.

Pieces stored in the refrigerator

"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 continues.

the "Ventas cannibal" had put other pieces in garbage bags and thrown them away.

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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.

He had already been arrested twelve times, most of the cases for ill-treatment, the police spokeswoman said at the time.

Contrary to what the defense tried to argue during the trial, the court ruled that there was no “evidence” showing that the accused did not have his mental faculties. In addition to this prison sentence, Alberto will have to pay compensation of 60,000 euros to his brother.

Source: leparis

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