Two months after being rescued from an Austrian cellar where her father imprisoned her as a sex slave for 24 years, Elisabeth Fritzl isn’t emotionally prepared to testify against him, reports the Guardian. Her doctors have postponed the ordeal for at least three weeks.
The 42-year-old woman was scheduled to testify next week in a video hearing during which she would have been able to see her father and face questioning by him.
Her resolve to see her father punished apparently remains firm. She has been "determined to make sure he did not escape on a technicality or be freed on bail if the proceedings drag on too long," according to a source quoted by the Daily Telegraph. Elisabeth is expected to testify from the clinic where she and her six children, fathered during her captivity, are being treated.