Skip to comments.Austrian Father Pleads Guilty to All Charges in Incest-Imprisonment Case (Fritzl)
Posted on 03/18/2009 1:38:58 PM PDT by VlPu
An Austrian man charged with imprisoning his own daughter and raping her repeatedly for 24 years has pleaded guilty to all charges in the case.
Josef Fritzl, 73, had entered a partial guilty plea earlier this week, denying charges of enslaving his daughter and murdering their newborn son.
But Fritzl told the court in the city of Sankt Poelten Wednesday that watching 11 hours of his daughter's videotaped testimony caused a change in heart and he decided to acknowledge his guilt on all charges.
Prosecutors say Fritzl locked his daughter, Elisabeth, in the cellar of his home starting in 1984 and raped her constantly, fathering her seven children.
He faces life in prison if convicted.
The murder charge stemmed from the death of one of the children shortly after he was born. Officials say the child might have lived if Fritzl had arranged for medical care.
Members of the public and the media had been barred from the courtroom while jurors viewed the tape.
Fritzl was arrested in April 2008, when one of his imprisoned children, a 19-year-old woman, became ill and was hospitalized.
She was one of three children who had lived their entire lives in an underground dungeon with their mother.
Fritzl's lawyer, Rudolph Mayer, had said that his client cared for his daughter and their children like a second family.
One sick puppy.
Send him to San Fransicko. He would be accepted with open arms by the community of tolerance and alternative deviant lifestyles.
Selling acceptance for austrian monster Joseph Fritzl - why, how
He’ll get an appropriate sentence for European countries, maybe three years.
could someone please just shoot this F@#$
What is now being reported, in small font, about daughter Elisabeth unexpectdly attending the court session yesterday, not only contradicts the previous official version that "only a video tape with her testimony was shown", but also immediately reveals an additional reason for having the process behind close bars: censoring the real suffering of Fritzl's victims is even more important to market the "good monster" than the techniques previously described.
As for the sentence, again the mind control technique of "Package v Contents" is used: headlines of "life sentence in prison" while in reality he is sentenced to "therapy" in an "Abteilung" (different from a normal prison), expecting to be legally freed after 14 years (one year in prison since the revelation is included in the15 years term that life sentences translate into), and in fact in the script he is to be released after 2 or 3 years, under the guise of "successful therapy and age".
The task of the media: Fritzl's lawyer non-stop selling the "Fritzl is not a monster" message, while ensuring the black-out on any details about the presence of daughter Elisabeth in court.
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