Alberto Sanchez Gomez, 28, has been sentenced to 15 years in jail over his brutal murder and dismemberment of his own mother (Image: Newsflash)
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A man who murdered his mother before butchering her and eating pieces of her has been jailed.
Alberto Sánchez Gómez, 28, was found guilty of killing his María Soledad Gómez, who was in her 60s, before brutally dismembering her.
According to Spanish media, Gómez strangled his mother – who had a restraining order against him when she was killed – after an argument in 2019.
Police found remains of the poor woman scattered around her house, with some discovered in plastic containers.
Police had arrived at the home in eastern Madrid after a friend had become concerned about Maria's welfare, the BBC reports.
Gómez has been sentenced to 15 years in jail over his brutal murder, which saw him eating parts of his mother's body over the course of two weeks.
Gómez ate the remains of his mother and fed some to the dogs
The then-26-year-old also reportedly fed bits of Maria to his pet.
The Mirror reported in May how Gomez told police who arrested him that he had been eating his mum “bit by bit” with his dog.
Detectives found parts of her remains in Tupperware containers in their fridge and bones in drawers around the family home.
Her head, hands and heart were found on her bed at the apartment near the Spanish capital’s famous Las Ventas bullring.
Local reports at the time said her body had been cut up into more than 1,000 tiny pieces.
Local reports at the time said her body had been cut up into more than 1,000 tiny pieces
Sanchez Gomez, a former waiter, is said have replied: “Yes, my mother is in here, dead” when police asked after the OAP.
A prosecution indictment submitted to the court ahead of the trial said the cannibal killer used a carpenter’s saw and two kitchen knives to cut up his mum’s body.
Gómez will face an additional five months in jail for the desecration of a body.
He had tried to defend himself saying he had suffered a psychotic episode when he carried out the gruesome killing, but the court rejected that position.
He will now also have to cough up €60,000 ($73,000, £52,000) in compensation to his brother.