Fritzl Daughter Gives Video Testimony

Will be held on camera; press faces jail for reporting
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Mar 17, 2009 6:56 AM CDT
Television teams take their positions on a platform opposite the entrance of the provincial court building in St. Poelten, Austria, today.   (AP Photo/Christof Stache)
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(Newser) – The judge in Josef Fritzl’s incest trial kicked press and the public out of the court today ahead of Elisabeth Fritzl’s video testimony in a move to protect her identity, the Guardian reports. Her recorded evidence is being played “in small portions,” a court official said, because it is reportedly excruciating to watch. Four backup jurors are available if matters prove too painful for the eight current ones.