Fritzl sentenced to life

| 19/03/2009

(BBC): Austrian Josef Fritzl, who kept his daughter in a cellar and fathered her seven children, has been convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment. Fritzl, 73, was found guilty of all charges against him, including rape, incest, murder and enslavement. The defendant sat still for the verdict, telling the court that he accepted it and would not appeal. The court ordered that Fritzl would serve his sentence in a secure psychiatric facility. Fritzl’s lawyer, Rudolf Mayer, said outside the court after the verdict: "He showed in his confession that he realises the dimension of his crimesand offences and as such the verdict is the logical consequence."

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