A 28-year-old Madrid man who was arrested in February 2019 is now standing trial for allegedly killing his mother and then cutting her body into 1,000 pieces.
In a court appearance Wednesday, Alberto Sanchez Gomez admitted to the crime, according to the BBC.
During his appearance, Gomez added that he does not remember dismembering or eating his mother.
When investigators searched the apartment, they found human remains being cooked and others in storage containers, El Mundo newspaper reported.
Reports say that Gomez already had been on police radar because of previous acts of violence towards his mother, according to the BBC. Prosecutors believe that this unfortunate incident stemmed from an argument the two shared early 2019.
While in jail, Gomez wrote a letter discussing what he did.
“I can’t stop thinking about what happened. I’d been ill for a long time and I took refuge in drugs,” Sanchez Gomez wrote in the letter published by local news outlets. “I’d been hearing voices for a long time and having hallucinations. All this led me to the worst thing that’s happened in my life,” he added.
Gomez has underwent a psychiatric evaluation and faces 15 years to life in prison. Prosecutors are also asking the court to force Gomez to compensate his brother for his actions against their mother should he be found guilty.