Court Orders Fritzl Held 1 More Month

Will now likely face manslaughter charges in baby's death
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 9, 2008 7:42 AM CDT
An outside view of the prison in Austria, where Josef Fritzl being held, on Friday, May 9, 2008. Fritzl will appear before a judge in a routine closed door session later Friday, May 9, 2009.   (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
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(Newser) – An Austrian court today ordered Josef Fritzl to remain in custody for another month while the investigation continues, reports Reuters. In addition, reports the Times of London, prosecutors say Fritzl will probably now face manslaughter charges after admitting in an interview that one of the children he fathered with his daughter died in the cellar where he imprisoned them.

"If it emerges that he was aware that his child was severely ill but still did nothing to bring help, that would be a case of murder out of negligence,” said a spokesman for the prosecutor's office.