Jose Antonio Rodriguez Vega a Spanish serial killer and rapist who was known as El Mataviejas (The Old Lady Killer). Rodriguez Vega raped and killed at least sixteen elderly women, ranging in age from 61 to 93 years old, in and around Santander, Cantabriam, between 1987 and 1988. He was known to beat, rape and suffocate elderly victims at the home of the victim. In 1992, Rodriguez Vega was sentenced to 440 years in prison. In 2000, Jose Antonio Rodriguez Vega died after being attacked and stabbed 113 times by two fellow inmates, El Carrot and Daniel RO, at a prison in Topas, Spain. Rodriguez Vega had already met at least one of his two murderers in the prison of Dueñas.
Serial Killer Jose Antonio Rodriguez Vega (aka) El Mataviejas, The Old Lady Killer, was active for 2 years between 1987-1988, known to have ( 16 confirmed / 16 possible ) victims. This serial killer was active in the following countries: Spain
Jose Antonio Rodriguez Vega was born on December 3rd 1957 in Santander, capital of the autonomous community of Cantabria, Spain.
Jose Antonio Rodriguez Vega a male citizen of Spain.
In 1987 (Age 29/30) Jose Antonio Rodriguez Vega started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rape, and murder his victims. He was known to kill at the home of the victim.
He was arrested on May 19th 1988 (Age 30), convicted on December 5th 1991 (Age 34), sentenced to 440 years in prison at a prison in Topas, Spain. He was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.
Jose Antonio Rodriguez Vega died on October 24th 2002 (Age 44), cause of death: homicide, stabbed by two fellow inmates at a prison in Topas, municipality of Spain.
Jose Antonio Rodriguez Vega has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 3 years ago.
The unlawful killing of two or more victims by the same offender(s), in separate events. Serial Killer as defined by the FBI at the 2005 symposium.
Rape is usually defined as having sexual intercourse with a person who does not want to, or cannot consent.
|Name:||Jose Antonio Rodriguez Vega|
|Nickname:||El Mataviejas, The Old Lady Killer|
|Victims:||16 - 16|
|Years Active:||1987 - 1988|
|Ages Active:||29/30 - 30/31|
|Life Span:||1957 - 2002|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♐ Sagittarius |
Nov 22 - Dec 22
|D.O.B.:||Dec 3, 1957|
|Given Name:||José Antonio|
|Birth Location:||Santander, capital of the autonomous community of Cantabria, Spain|
|Arrested:||May 19, 1988 (Age 30)|
|Convicted:||Dec 5, 1991 (Age 34)|
|Sentence:||440 years in prison|
|Prison Location:||a prison in Topas, Spain|
|Death Date:||Oct 24, 2002 (Age 44)|
|Manner of Death:||homicide|
|Cause of Death:||stabbed by two fellow inmates|
|Death Location:||a prison in Topas, municipality of Spain|
|Killed In Prison:||N/A|
The 9 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Jose Antonio Rodriguez Vega. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Dec 03 1957||Jose Antonio Rodriguez Vega was born in Santander, capital of the autonomous community of Cantabria, Spain. #19571203|
|Dec 03 1977|
|Jose Antonio Rodriguez Vega started his serial killing spree. #1987|
|Dec 03 1987|
|Jose Antonio Rodriguez Vega ended his serial killing spree. #1988|
|May 19 1988|
|Jose Antonio Rodriguez Vega arrested. #19880519|
|Dec 05 1991|
|Jose Antonio Rodriguez Vega was convictedand sentenced to 440 years in prison at a prison in Topas, Spain. #19911205|
|Dec 03 1997|
|Oct 24 2002|
|Jose Antonio Rodriguez Vegadied.cause of death:homicide,stabbed by two fellow inmatesat a prison in Topas, municipality of Spain. #20021024|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Jose Antonio Rodriguez Vega (1987-1988).
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|kill at victims home||TRUE||323|
|kill at killers home||FALSE||320|
|sex with body||FALSE||430|
|ate part of body||FALSE||451|
|totem body part||FALSE||365|
|totem personal item||FALSE||354|
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José Antonio Rodríguez Vega (3 December 1957 – 24 October 2002), nicknamed El Mataviejas (The Old Lady Killer), was a Spanish serial killer who raped and killed at least 16 elderly women, ranging in age from 61 to 93 years old, in and around Santander, Cantabria, between August 1987 and April 1988.
Jose Antonio Rodriguez Vega is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database