Alberto Sanchez Gomez Biography, Wiki, Age
jailed for killing and eating his mother
Alberto Sanchez Gomez is a Spanish man, who has been jailed for 15 years and five months for killing and eating his mother at the apartment they shared in Madrid.
How Old is Alberto Sanchez Gomez?
He is 28 years old as per his arrest record.
Who was Alberto Sanchez Gomez Mother?
Alberto Sanchez Gomez killed his mother, cut up her body and ate her over a period of at least 15 days in early 2019, according to a statement from the Madrid provincial court, published Tuesday.
His mother, who wasn’t named in the court statement, has been identified by local media as Maria Soledad Gomez.
When was Alberto Sanchez Gomez Arrested?
Alberto was arrested in February 2019 after his mother found dead and his trial started in April. According to the BBC, Alberto Sánchez Gómez was arrested in 2019 on suspicion of murder when investigators discovered human remains placed throughout his mother’s him in Madrid, Spain. Some were reportedly in plastic containers.
Alberto Sanchez Gomez Sentenced
He was sentenced to 15 years for murder and five months for the desecration of a corpse.
Alberto Sanchez Gomez Fined
He will also have to pay €60,000 (around $94,000) to his brother in compensation, ruled the court, which rejected the defense’s plea that Gomez 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.
Her son strangled her to death following an argument, according to a document sent to CNN by the Madrid prosecutor’s office at the start of the trial.
He then cut up 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 reads.
Gomez has been dubbed the “cannibal of Las Ventas” by local media, after the area of Madrid where he lived with his mother.
Why Sanchez killed his mother
According to Spanish news reports obtained by the BBC, Gómez had violated a restraining order and had a history of violence against his mother.
When asked by police about the motives behind the killing, Gomez offered a callous response.
“He said that it was because she made his life impossible,” said the officer who took his statement, reported Spanish publication El Pais.
Officers had revealed his cold confession in court.
“We asked him if he had been with someone else in the apartment. And he confessed everything,” said one officer.
“He said that he had attacked his mother from behind, and that he had dismembered her with a saw.”
One officer described Gomez as “calm” in the moments after learning of the 28-year-old’s brutal slaying and bid to get rid of the evidence.
“We entered the home to see if she needed help. In the second room, we found human remains; and in the kitchen, a pot containing others,” said one of the officers.
“He was very calm, I didn’t see any emotion of any kind. He was very calm, very cold.”
Alberto Sanchez Gomez Statement
Gomez had told the court he was hearing voices telling him to kill his mother at the time of the killing, El Pais reported.
He said he had suffered psychological problems for years and that he “saw hidden messages” when he watched television and was caught in a cycle of “drinking every day, smoking pot and hearing voices.”
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.