A Spanish man who murdered his own mother then later prepared a delicious meal out of her body has received a lenient sentence.
According to Spanish media, the evil man has been slapped with only 15 years and five months jail term for such an inhumane act.
The Spanish man shared an apartment with his mother in Madrid where the incident occurred.
The Spanish identified as Alberto Sanchez Gomez killed his mother then eat her over a period of at least 15 days. The incident happened back in 2019 according to a statement from the Madrid provincial court, published Tuesday.
His mother was identified by the Spanish media as Maria Soledad Gomez
Sanchez, now 28, was arrested in February 2019 and his trial started in April. He was sentenced to 15 years for murder and five months for the desecration of a corpse.
He will also have to pay €60,000 (around $73,000) to his brother in compensation, ruled the court, which rejected the defense’s plea that Sanchez was “psychologically disturbed.”
Officers found remains of the victim in Tupperware boxes, Spain’s national police tweeted at the time of his arrest. Maria Gomez hadn’t been seen for a month, they added.
According to a report by CNN, Sanchez strangled her mother to death following an argument.
After successfully killing her, he cut 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 sent to CNN by the trial prosecutor reads.
Sanchez has been dubbed the “cannibal of Las Ventas” by local media, after the area of Madrid where he lived with his mother.
In December 2018, two South African men were sentenced to life in prison for murder in what locals dubbed the “cannibal case.”
Such cases are considered demonic in most African societies and perpetrators are never welcome.