Alberto Sanchez Gomez murdered his mother, cut up her body and ate her within a period of at least 15 days in early 2019, according to a statement from the Madrid provincial court, printed Tuesday.

His mom, who was not named in the court statement, has been identified by local press as Maria Soledad Gomez.
Sanchez, now 28, was detained in February 2019 along with his trial began in April. He had been sentenced to 15 years for murder and five months to the desecration of a corpse.

He will also need to pay $60,000 (roughly $73,000) for his brother in compensation, ruled the court, which rejected the defense’s plea that Sanchez had been”psychologically disturbed.”
Officers found remains of this sufferer in Tupperware boxes, Spain’s national police tweeted in the time of his arrest. Maria Gomez had not been seen for a month, they added.

Sanchez strangled her to death following an argument, according to a document sent to CNN by the Madrid prosecutor’s office at the beginning of the trial.
He then cut up her body using a carpenter’s saw and 2 kitchen knives, keeping a Few of the bits in the freezer and throwing others to the trash in plastic bags, the record reads.

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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.”
The previous year a South African traditional healer named Nino Mbatha turned up at a police station carrying a human leg and hand, telling officers he was “tired of eating human flesh.”
Mbatha later took police to a house where more body parts were found. He later denied eating human flesh but was convicted of murder alongside another man, Lungisani Magubane