Daughter May Sue Fritzl for Compensation

Lawyer investigates incest perpetrator's financial situation
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted May 6, 2008 4:58 PM CDT
Dr. Berthold Kepplinger, medical head of the hospital Fritzl's family is being psychologically treated, speaks during a press conference in Zeilern,   (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)
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(Newser) – Austrian incest victim Elisabeth Fritzl may sue her father for compensation, Reuters reports. "There is the possibility of claiming compensation for imprisonment and the damage that has been incurred by it," said a lawyer for Fritzl, whose father/captor reportedly is deeply in debt. "Now it is all about evaluating his financial circumstances. Does he actually have any wealth?"

The town of Amstetten, where the Fritzls lived, will hold a rally tomorrow to support the family and "show that life goes on now," a spokesman told News24 of South Africa. Meanwhile, Josef Fritzl's lawyer has received death threats, EiTB24 reported.