UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 27, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 27, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 27, 2014
By United Press International

Basement where woman kept imprisoned by father for 24 years filled in

AMSTETTEN, Australia, June 20 (UPI) -- The basement prison cell in Austria where Josef Fritzl kept his daughter imprisoned for 24 years is being filled with cement, officials said.
Cellmate: Incest dad wanted to kill family

Cellmate: Incest dad wanted to kill family

ST. POELTEN, Austria, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The Austrian man who hid his daughter in the basement and fathered a second family with her planned to use acid to get rid of them, a former cellmate alleges.

Broken Fritzl describes courtroom epiphany

VIENNA, March 27 (UPI) -- Josef Fritzl said he wished for the toughest sentence possible as he sat in court and looked at the daughter he had imprisoned in their Austrian home.

Man sent to psych hospital in incest case

ST. POELTEN, Austria, March 19 (UPI) -- An Austrian jury Thursday sentenced Josef Fritzl to life in a maximum-security psychiatric hospital for the death of a baby he fathered with his daughter.

Tape of captive daughter played at trial

ST.POELTEN, Austria, March 17 (UPI) -- Judges and jurors in the trial of the Austrian man accused of holding his daughter as a sex slave for 24 years watched a tape of the victim Tuesday.

Man blames childhood for incestuous ways

ST. POELTEN, Austria, March 16 (UPI) -- The Austrian man accused of keeping his daughter as his sex slave for 24 years told court officials Monday his upbringing was the root of his behavior.

Austrian incest trial to begin next week

VIENNA, March 9 (UPI) -- The Austrian woman whose father held her captive and fathered her seven children will be among the first witnesses in the man's trial next week.

Woman kept in cellar moves to new home

VIENNA, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- The Austrian woman imprisoned and raped repeatedly her father over a 24-year period left a clinic with her children, and moved to a new home, her attorney said.

Porn film use detailed in incest case

VIENNA, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Prosecutors in the homicide case of Austrian resident Josef Fritzl have alleged the man forced his daughter to watch porn films with him in her cellar home.

Austrian says he was 'born to rape'

AMSTETTEN, Austria, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- An Austrian who says he raped and locked his daughter in a cellar for more than two decades blames his mother for his behavior, a psychiatrist's report says.

Austria says cellar incest trial soon

AMSTETTEN, Austria, June 25 (UPI) -- Austrian officials say Josef Fritzl, accused of imprisoning his daughter for 24 years and fathering seven children by her, is likely to stand trial this year.

Woman rescued from cellar is recovering

AMSTETTEN, Austria, June 11 (UPI) -- Austrian doctors say Kerstin Fritzl, who was imprisoned in a basement with her mother and siblings since birth, is recovering successfully.

Cellar incest child wakes from coma

AMSTETTEN, Austria, June 10 (UPI) -- Austrian doctors say Kerstin Fritzel, who was held captive by her father her entire life in a cellar dungeon, has awoken from a seven-week induced coma.

Cellar incest family to change names

AMSTETTEN, Austria, May 29 (UPI) -- Relatives of an Austrian man jailed for raping and imprisoning his daughter have the option of changing their names to make a fresh start, officials say.
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The Fritzl case emerged in April 2008 when a 42-year-old woman, Elisabeth Fritzl (born 6 April 1966), stated to police in the town of Amstetten, Austria that she had been held captive for 24 years in a concealed part of the basement of the family home by her father, Josef Fritzl (born 9 April 1935), and that he had physically assaulted, sexually abused, and raped her numerous times during her imprisonment. The incestuous relationship forced upon her by her father resulted in the birth of seven children and one miscarriage.

Three of the children were imprisoned along with their mother for the whole of their lives: daughter Kerstin, aged 19, and sons Stefan, 18, and Felix, 5. One child, Michael, died of respiratory problems three days after birth, having been deprived of all medical help; his body was incinerated by Josef Fritzl on his property. The three other children were raised by Fritzl and his wife Rosemarie in the upstairs home. Fritzl engineered the appearance of these children as foundlings discovered outside his house: Lisa at nine months in 1993, Monika at ten months in 1994, and Alexander at 15 months in 1997. When the eldest daughter, Kerstin, became seriously ill, Josef acceded to Elisabeth's pleas to take her to a hospital, triggering a series of events that eventually led to discovery.

Josef Fritzl, aged 73, was arrested on 26 April 2008 on suspicion of serious crimes against family members and went on trial in Sankt Pölten, Austria on 16 March 2009. He was charged with incest, rape, coercion, false imprisonment, enslavement and the negligent homicide of the infant Michael. After a four day trial from which the public and the media were largely excluded, he was sentenced to life imprisonment.

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