Fritzl Trial to Begin Under No-Fly Zone

Dungeon dad claims daughter asked him to kidnap second girl
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 13, 2009 11:27 AM CDT
A security man stands in front of the court in St. Poelten, where Josef Fritzl will be on trial in St. Poelten, Austria, on Friday, March 13, 2009.   (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
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(Newser) – One of the highest-profile trials Europe has ever seen begins Monday, when Josef Fritzl faces charges of rape, murder, incest, and slavery, the Telegraph reports. Security is incredibly tight—police have gone so far as to declare a no-fly zone over the entire town, fearing that someone will attempt to kill, or rescue, Fritzl from the air.

Documents to be filed Monday also include a bombshell from the accused: Fritzl says his daughter implored him to snatch and lock up another woman. “She wanted me to kidnap another girl so she had someone to talk to,” Fritzl told a psychiatrist. "She was really lonely. But I had enough problems with one woman down there."