Incest dad: Life was 'completely normal'

AMSTETTEN, Austria, March 2 (UPI) -- An Austrian man accused of imprisoning his daughter for 24 years and fathering her seven children says they led a "completely normal" life, documents show.

Excerpts of official psychiatric examinations leaked this week to the Austrian magazine News show Josef Fritzl claiming he felt nothing was out of the ordinary in his home, where prosecutors say he imprisoned his daughter Elisabeth for 24 years beginning at age 18 and raped her repeatedly, ABC News reported Monday.


Referring to Elisabeth and the three of her children who were allegedly forced to live with her in the cellar, the transcripts quote Fritzl saying, "They did not really miss anything. I really tried to make their life in captivity as pleasant as possible. We chatted, we laughed, we actually led a completely normal family life."

In the transcripts, Fritzl also indicated he knew what he was doing in imprisoning his daughter, saying he did it to keep her from sniffing glue.

"It was out of that anger that I decided to lock her up," Fritzl allegedly said. "I wanted to stop her from sniffing glue and abusing solvents," ABC reported.


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