Fritzl Gets Life Sentence

Incest dad found guilty on all charges
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 19, 2009 9:06 AM CDT
Fritzl Gets Life Sentence
Journalists wait in a media tent in front of the provincial court in St. Poelten, Austria, today.   (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

(Newser) – Austrian incest dad Josef Fritzl has been found guilty on all charges and sentenced to life in a secure psychiatric facility, the BBC reports. Jurors found Fritzl guilty on charges that included rape, incest, murder, and enslavement after he locked his daughter in a cellar for 24 years, raped her more than 3000 times, and fathered her seven children. Fritzl said he wouldn’t appeal. A court doctor recommended he be kept in the psychiatric facility.
(Read more Josef Fritzl stories.)

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