Rosemarie Fritzl

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Fritzl: 'I Can't Go Back and Change It'

Jury to decide case today

(Newser) - Monster dad Josef Fritzl apologized "from the bottom of my heart" today for keeping his daughter locked in a cellar as a sex slave for 24 years, then added: "I can't go back and change it." Fritzl, 73, made his remarks as an Austrian jury was about... More »

Fritzl's Wife Visits Incest Dungeon

Rosemarie picks up toys and clothes for daughter, her kids

(Newser) - Rosemarie Fritzl visited her husband's incest dungeon for the first time last week, the Guardian reports. She received police permission to visit the house—still a crime scene—where Josef Fritzl imprisoned his daughter Elisabeth for 24 years, spending about 40 minutes there and emerging with two suitcases and a... More »

Fritzl Family Paints Plea for Normalcy

'I am happy about my freedom and about my family,' writes 18-year-old Stefan

(Newser) - Josef Fritzl’s family has broken its silence, the Daily Telegraph reports, with a hand-painted sign hung in a window of their Austrian home. The family thanks the public for its support: “We hope that there will be a time when we can return to normal life,” it... More »

Cops Plan to Quiz Fritzl's Wife Again

Police don't suspect her, but wonder if she's suppressing info

(Newser) - Austrian police want another round of questioning with Josef Fritzl's 68-year-old wife, the Times of London reports. But the chief investigator in the case doesn't count Rosemarie Fritzl a suspect, and asked, “What woman would stay silent if she knew that her husband had seven children with his daughter... More »

Sister-in-Law: Fritzl's Wife Never Suspected

She swallowed tale that teen joined cult

(Newser) - The wife of the Austrian grandfather who kept their daughter imprisoned in a basement under their apartment for 24 years never suspected she was there, her sister tells the AP. Rosemarie Fritzl believed her husband's tale that the daughter he kept as a sex slave ran away from home to... More »

DNA Confirms It: Man Fathered Own Grandkids

Austrian 'horror dad' appears in court, will remain in custody

(Newser) - DNA testing has confirmed the bizarre tale of Josef Fritzl, who confessed to imprisoning his now-42-year-old daughter Elisabeth in his basement for 24 years and fathering seven children by her. The test confirms the parentage of all six surviving kids —one twin died shortly after childbirth, CNN reports. The... More »

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