Jose Antonio Rodriguez Vega

El Mataviejas, The Old Lady Killer

  Active for 2 years
(1987-1988) in Spain

16

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

16

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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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.

Jose Antonio Rodriguez Vega Serial Killer Profile

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.

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Jose Antonio Rodriguez Vega has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 1 year ago.

Jose Antonio Rodriguez Vega a known:

Jose Antonio Rodriguez Vega
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-05-10 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
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
Active Countries: Spain
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1957 - 2002
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: Spain
Sexual Preference: N/A
Astrological Sign: Sagittarius
Nov 22 - Dec 22
Birth Month: December
Marital Status: N/A
Children: N/A
Living With: N/A
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Dec 3, 1957
Given Name: José Antonio
Birth Location: Santander, capital of the autonomous community of Cantabria, Spain
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Raised By: N/A
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Incarceration
Arrested: May 19, 1988 (Age 30)
Convicted: Dec 5, 1991 (Age 34)
Sentence: 440 years in prison
Prison Location: a prison in Topas, Spain
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: N/A
Previous Jail: N/A
Previous Prison: N/A

Death Information
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
Suicide: N/A
9 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Jose Antonio Rodriguez Vega

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.

Date Event Description
Dec 03 1957Jose Antonio Rodriguez Vega was born in Santander, capital of the autonomous community of Cantabria, Spain.  #19571203
Dec 03 1977
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
1987
(Age 29/30)
Jose Antonio Rodriguez Vega started his serial killing spree. #1987
Dec 03 1987
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
1988
(Age 30/31)
Jose Antonio Rodriguez Vega ended his serial killing spree. #1988
May 19 1988
(Age 30)
Jose Antonio Rodriguez Vega arrested. #19880519
Dec 05 1991
(Age 34)
Jose Antonio Rodriguez Vega was convictedand sentenced to 440 years in prison at a prison in Topas, Spain.  #19911205
Dec 03 1997
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Oct 24 2002
(Age 44)
Jose Antonio Rodriguez Vegadied.cause of death:homicide,stabbed by two fellow inmatesat a prison in Topas, municipality of Spain. #20021024
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Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
kill at victims home TRUE 322
rape TRUE 452
kill at killers home FALSE 319
used weapon FALSE 452
used gun FALSE 450
torture FALSE 425
stalk FALSE 417
blindfold FALSE 362
bound FALSE 405
strangle FALSE 442
sex with body FALSE 429
mutilated FALSE 446
ate part of body FALSE 450
drank blood FALSE 441
posed body FALSE 364
totem body part FALSE 364
totem personal item FALSE 353
robbed FALSE 417


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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.

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External References
  1. Q2890936 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 17, 2018.
  2. José Antonio Rodríguez Vega on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Apr 27, 2019.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, José Antonio RODRÍGUEZ VEGA on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Apr 27, 2019.
  4. José Antonio Rodríguez Vega on criminalia.es, Retrieved on May 9, 2019.
  5. Ediciones El País, El oscuro crimen del asesino de ancianas on elpais.com, Retrieved on May 9, 2019.
Internal References

Jose Antonio Rodriguez Vega is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #1 of 10[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in Spain
  2. #4 of 43[ Page 1 ] of Sagittarius Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #6 of 45[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in December
  4. #43 of 307[ Page 3 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #82 of 651[ Page 6 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #365 of 651[ Page 25 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  7. #520 of 651[ Page 35 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  8. #606 of 651[ Page 41 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
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