Dungeon dad may be charged with slavery and murder

August 5th, 2008 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Aug 5 (ANI): Austrian incest fiend Josef Fritzl may be charged with slavery and murder, say prosecutors.

Prosecutors hope to formally charge Fritzl in September and put him on trial in December.

According to investigators, the 73-year-old has confessed to locking up daughter Elisabeth, 42, for 24 years, raping her and fathering her seven kids.

Fritzl can face a murder charge if it can be proved that one infant, who died just after birth, would have survived if it had got medical treatment. He may be locked up for 20 years.

Meanwhile Fritzl’’s neighbours in Amstetten, Austria, are desperate to leave the town.

“We are moving away. We are looking for a place where our children can grow up in peace, the Mirror quoted a mum, as saying.

Fritzl constructed a dungeon beneath his home in Amstetten and used it to incarcerate Elisabeth when she was 18 in 1984.

He kept her there for 24 years, raping her regularly.

She bore him seven children, six of whom survived. She and three of the children the other three were brought up by himself and his wife were finally freed in April this year. (ANI)

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