A Spanish court on Tuesday sentenced a man to 15 years and five months in jail after finding him guilty of strangling his mother and then eating her.

The court jailed him for 15 years for murder and five months for desecration of a corpse after he sliced up his mother’s body and ate “her corpse over at least 15 days”, giving some to his dog.

As per reports, the suspect killed his mother in early 2019 during a clash between the suspect and his 69-year-old mother at the flat that they shared together in Ventas, according to the indictment. 


He strangled his mother then dragged her into her bedroom where he used a saw and two kitchen knives to cut her up “in order to get rid of the body.”

“He began eating the remains over the course of about 15 days, storing other parts in various plastic containers around the house and in the fridge,” it said.

He also put some of the leftovers into plastic bags and threw them into the bin.

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In testimony, a police officer said the suspect confessed to having eaten some of the remains raw, while others parts he had cooked or fed to the dog.

The suspect was arrested on February 23, 2019 after police received a complaint by a friend of the mother that she was missing.

The court also ordered the man to pay 60,000 euros in compensation to his older brother.