Austria Reels From Josef Fritzl's House of Horrors

Austrians react with shock and disgust to the unfolding story of Josef Fritzl.

Josef Fritzl's Grotesque Crime Against His Family

Austria Reels From Josef Fritzl's House of Horrors
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Austria Reels From Josef Fritzl's House of Horrors
JOSEF FRITZL and ROSEMARIE FRITZL are being honoured at their 50 years wedding anniversary in 2006. Josef Fritzl made an astonishing plea for understanding from his cell today saying: "I am not a monster." The Austrian, who locked up his own daughter in a dungeon for 24 years and subjected her to repeated rapes, claimed he has been unfairly represented by the police and the media. And in a twisted bid for sympathy he argued that he should be held in high regard for not killing Elisabeth, 42, and the children he incestuously fathered on her - Kerstin, 19, Stefan 18 and five-year-old Felix. (Mark Large/Daily Mail/SOLO Syndication/Zuma Press)
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