Category: Fritzl


Fritzl Chooses Luxury Prison – Where’s the Outrage?

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: March 22, 2009

Timesonline reports that per Austrian law Josef Fritzl, who was convicted of rape, murder, false imprisonment and other atrocities which he committed during the 24 years that he kept his daughter Elisabeth and the 6 surviving children that he forced her to bear in while confined in a windowless dungeon, will get to pick his poison … I mean prison. (I apologize for the long sentence but, after all, I am a lawyer and we tend to be verbose).Associated Press Video Can this horrific story get any more bizarre? 73 year old Fritzl, a creature who has no right to call… Read More

Josef Fritzl Sentenced To Life in Mental Hospital

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: March 19, 2009

Joseph Fritzl, the monster who imprisoned, raped and tortured his own daughter, Elisabeth, for 24 years while forcing her to bear 7 of his children, has been sentenced to life in a mental hospital — a mental hospital of HIS own choosing. In general, I’m not a punitive person. However, in these circumstances, this man should be afforded absolutely no choice as to any aspect of his life, not the least of which is where he will spend the rest of his days. He should be afforded the same choice he gave to his daughter – none. According to Timesonline: Josef… Read More

Joseph Fritzl Pleads Guilty to All Charges – He’s Still a Monster

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: March 18, 2009

In spite of the fact that Josef Fritzl pled guilty to ALL charges today, he remains one of the great monsters of all time. Click here, here, here, here and here to read previous, detailed postings of his horrific crimes. Please watch the CNN Video News Report below for greater details of today’s guilty plea.

Details of Elisabeth Fritzl’s Abuse at the Hands of Her Father, Josef

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: March 17, 2009

I am sickened by the account of Josef Fritzl’s treatment of his daughter, Elisabeth Fritzl, during the 24 years that he imprisoned her in a purposefully built cellar. This Josef Fritzl calls himself a man, a human being. I don’t perceive him as human. The horrors that he bestowed upon his daughter beginning with drugging her at age 18 in order to imprison her in the dungeon that became her 24 year torture chamber and the deceit that he so brazenly perpetrated to friends and family during that time boggle the mind and shock the conscience. Here is, in part,… Read More

Fritzl Trial Media Frenzy

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: March 17, 2009

The trial begins. From CNN: One of Elisabeth Fritzl’s brothers, Harald, also testified by video, a court spokesman said. The media and public have been barred from the courtroom for sensitive parts of the trial. Fritzl has pleaded guilty to incest and other charges, but denied murder and enslavement. He pleaded “partly guilty” — an option in Austrian court — to multiple charges of raping his daughter, Franz Cutka, a spokesman for the court in Landesgericht St. Poelten, said. A verdict is expected on Thursday, Cutka said. Elisabeth testified on an 11-hour videotape. Portions of the tape were played Monday, and… Read More

Josef Fritzl: Evil Father Goes on Trial for Crimes Against Daughter, Elisabeth

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: March 10, 2009

You may recall the horrific story of Elisabeth Fritzl, the Austrian woman who was held captive, raped and tortured by her father for 24 years. So many of you were incredulous at the horrific story that captured the world’s attention and sympathy. Many of my blog postings include videos and photos of the crime (thus far) of the century. There was also a link to a photo album containing nine photos of, among other things, the victim and her father. Well, the outrage continues. Josef Fritzl has admitted to his acts. He is going on trial next week for murder, incest, unlawful imprisonment and enslavement.… Read More

Elisabeth Fritzl, Josef Fritzl Videos

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: May 7, 2008

I’ve been scouring the Internet and found a zillion video reports about the Fritzl Horrors. Below are links to many of the videos that come up. This story becomes more chilling by the day. More Video Links Joseph Fritzl Vacations in Thailand While Kids are Locked Up (1998) Sister-in-Law Speaks Out; Interview with Clinical Psychologist (MSNBC) Elisabeth’s Lawyer Investigates Possible Compensation (Reuters via New Zealand Herald) Fritzl Had Prior Rape Conviction (Yahoo! Video Australia) Fritzl’s Chilling Confession (CNN) Google Search for Fritzl Video Reports

Elisabeth Fritzl: How She Looks Today, Drawing, Photos and What Crimes Josef Fritzl Committed

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: May 5, 2008

Elisabeth fritzl face published an interesting article, along with photos, of Elisabeth Fritzl then and now and other related photos. In their article, it is reported that police say that Elisabeth looks more like her 67 year old mother’s sister than daughter. Her teeth are horrifically decayed, “After an emotional reunion last weekend, both sides of the family apart from Kerstin are all now living in a special, isolated room in a psychiatric unit near their home. “Doctors are said to have placed a cargo container outside so that Fritzl’s captives can retreat there if they feel too traumatised by daylight… Read More

Josef Fritzl, Elisabeth Fritzl: Rape, Death Threats, Incest, Accomplice

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: May 1, 2008

The horrifying story of the unspeakable acts inflicted upon Elisabeth Fritzl and the children fathered by her father, Josef Fritzl, just goes on and on. The New Zealand Herald reports that he was a “despot” who, in addition to keeping his daughter locked up for 24 years while sexually abusing her and fathering 7 children with her, took great pleasure in humiliating his wife with whom he hadn’t had marital relations in years. “Sepp,” as Josef Fritzl was known, would humiliate his wife of 51 years with “crude, dirty jokes” as well as “tell[ing] her off in front of the others.” Sepp… Read More

Austrian Man Confesses to 24 Years of Abuse of Daughter

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: April 28, 2008

The most shocking story I have heard in years, maybe in my entire life! A 73 year old Austrian man, Josef Fritzl, has confessed to holding his now 42 year old daughter captive in a cement, soundproof basement for the last 24 years. During that time he fathered 7 children with her, one of whom died at child birth. According to the BBC “The woman, Elisabeth (childhood picture to left), disappeared aged 18 on 28 August 1984 when, according to her testimony to police, her father lured her into the cellar, drugging and handcuffing her before locking her up. She is… Read More

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