Child Murder Added to Fritzl Charges

By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Nov 13, 2008 9:37 AM CST
A security officer stands in front a hospital where Fritzl's daughter and children were being treated. Austrian penal code says Fritzl will only serve the highest of his sentences.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Josef Fritzl has been charged with murder in the death of one of the seven children he had with his daughter Elisabeth, the Telegraph reports. Austrian prosecutors say he failed to provide medical care to the child, who fell ill shortly after birth. He later burned the child's body in a furnace. Fritzl, 73, also faces charges of rape, enslavement, incest, coercion and deprivation of liberty.