Fritzl Trial Won't Start This Year

Prosecutors still gathering evidence against man accused of raping daughter for 24 years
By Jess Kilby,  Newser User
Posted Oct 13, 2008 8:21 AM CDT
The sister-in-law of Austria's accused "horror father" Josef Fritzl said he served 18 months in prison for a 1967 rape conviction.   (AP Photo/APTN)
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(Newser) – The trial of the Austrian man accused of imprisoning his daughter in a dungeon and raping her for 24 years likely will not start until early 2009, the Guardian reports. Prosecutors are still collecting evidence against Josef Fritzl, 73, and probably won’t be ready to go to court before the end of the year. Fritzl fathered 7 children with his daughter before they were rescued in April.