A twisted killer who doped sex workers with deadly amounts of high-purity cocaine has been sentenced to nearly 160 years behind bars by a court in Valencia.
Ruthless Jorge Ignacio Palma, 40, was found guilty of murdering three women and attempting to kill six more during drug-fuelled sex sessions.
Spain’s Provincial Court of Valencia sentenced the drug trafficker to a total of 159 years and 10 months on 1st September after a jury found him guilty in July.
The court heard how Palma used to stuff the dangerously strong cocaine into his victims’ vaginas and anuses without their consent.
The women he killed were named as Arliene Ramos, 32, Lady Marcela Vargas, 26, and 25-year-old Marta Calvo.
Colombian-born Palma turned himself into police one month after Marta went missing in the small town of Manuel in November 2019.
He told police he had chopped her up after suffering a panic attack when he woke up and found her lying lifeless next to him.
But police became suspicious when they failed to find her remains where Palma said he had dumped them.
Local media reported that her body had been chopped into pieces and dumped in trash bins.
Police then widened the investigation to search for other victims Palma may have had contact with.
Under Spanish law, Palma will spend a maximum of just 40 years behind bars.
But he must also pay the victims’ families EUR 640,000 in compensation.
As of 2nd September, all parties have nine days to appeal the ruling.
Marta’s mother, Marisol Buron, has already said she will appeal the ruling in the hope that Palma will be given a life sentence.