A man has been charged in court for allegedly killing his mother, chopping up the body and eating her remains.
Alberto Sánchez Gómez from the Spanish city of Madrid was first arrested in 2019. El Mundo newspaper reports that Sanchez was arrested after police were notified by a friend that 66-year-old María Soledad Gómez was missing.
Sanchez had a history of violence towards his mother. There was a restraining order against him at the time of the killing.
Mother In Parts
When police stormed his apartment in February 2019, they found body parts scattered around. Some were kept in plastic containers inside a fridge and drawers.
El Mundo reports that Sanchez, who was 26 at the time, confessed to strangling his mother. He also said he had eaten some of the body parts and fed others to his dog.
Sanchez is said to have been suffering from a personality disorder. Prior to his arrest, he was a habitual drug user. Police say Sanchez told them he heard voices of neighbors, acquaintances and celebrities telling him to kill and eat his mother.
Life In Prison
The suspect faces 15 years to life in prison. He has undergone a psychiatric exam, the results of which are expected to be outlined during the trial.
Prosecutors also want him to compensate an older brother with 90,000 euros (KSh11m) for his mother’s loss if he is found guilty of homicide and desecrating a corpse, reports The Sun.