A Barcelona court has sentenced a woman to 172 years in jail for killing three women and attempting to kill another six. Remedios Sánchez was an inveterate gambler and picked on old ladies to fund her vice. In her own defence, Sánchez claimed a woman she had sublet her flat to was the real killer, but police were unable to find a trace of “Mari”, who Sanchez said had disappeared one day. A team of psychiatrists said Sánchez did not have a double personality. The judge decided she knew what she was doing when she “brutally” killed the three women.