Off with his Head either one!
Off with his Head either one!
Rusty pick-axe starting at the feet and working up.
Good God...!!! What is wrong with people...
How could you NOT know people with babies were living in the basement.........Damn...!!!
Life in prison, were he can be torture everyday for the rest of his life...
Well, now that the 'cat is out of the bag'...the bastard admits it !Back to Story - Help
By Sylvia Westall 57 minutes ago
A 73-year-old Austrian electrical engineer has confessed to holding his daughter captive in a secret, windowless cellar for 24 years and fathering seven children by her, police said on Monday.
The case, centered on a nondescript two-storey building in the small industrial town of Amstetten, bears chilling similarities to that of Austrian Natascha Kampusch who spent eight years locked up in a basement before escaping in 2006.
Some parts of the cell in which the family were kept were no more than 1.70 meters (5 ft 6 in) high and officials said the basement even contained a padded cell.
"This is an appalling crime. I know of no comparable case in Austria," Franz Prucher, head of security for Lower Austria told a news conference.
Elisabeth Fritzl, 42, says her father, Josef Fritzl, lured her into the basement of the block in 1984 and drugged and handcuffed her before imprisoning her.
Three of her children, aged 19, 18 and 5, had been locked up in the basement with her since birth and had never seen sunlight, police said, raising worries about their physical and mental state. The younger two were boys, the eldest a girl.
Three other children -- two girls and one boy -- were brought up by Josef and his wife.
As well as confessing to locking up his daughter for 24 years and siring the seven children, Fritzl also admitted to burning the body of the seventh child in the heating system when it died soon after birth, said Franz Polzer, head of criminal investigations in the state of Lower Austria.
All the victims are receiving medical treatment, said police. State prosecutors said Fritzl would be summoned before a judge later on Monday.
Investigators spent the day combing through the cells where the victims had been held captive. Forensic experts in white uniforms and gloves carried out boxes of evidence from the house which is on a busy street with shops.
Fritzl had hidden the entrance to the cell behind shelves and only he knew the secret code for the reinforced concrete door, said officials.
Photographs showed a narrow passageway leading into other rooms which included a cooking area, sleeping area and a small bathroom with a shower. A tube provided ventilation.
Amstetten, located in rolling hills about 130 km (80 miles) west of Vienna, is an industrial town of about 22,000 people.
The case unfolded when the 19-year-old girl became seriously ill and was taken to hospital, prompting doctors to appeal for the girl's mother to come forward to provide more details about her medical history.
Fritzl then brought Elisabeth and her remaining two children out of the basement, telling his wife -- who thought their "missing" daughter had chosen to return home, police said.
Elisabeth agreed to make a comprehensive statement to the police after receiving assurances she would have no further contact with her father, who she said abused her from the age of 11.
Kampusch, who spent her teenage years held captive, offered to help the victims and told ORF radio she might talk to the family.
"I can imagine that it is very difficult both for the mother of the children as well as for the wife of the perpetrator to get through this," she said.
Psychiatrist Max Friedrich, who treated Kampusch, said the children were undergoing tests in hospital, in particular for problems with their eyes and skin due to the lack of daylight.
"And socially ... the (children) could not develop any sort of sense of community which they would get from going to school or playgroup," Friedrich told Reuters.
The case has raised questions about how authorities and neighbors failed to notice anything unusual in the "house of horrors," not least because officials said Fritzl had over the years built extensions to the secret cellar.
"The community of Amstetten should drown in shame ... The neighbors are turning a blind eye," the Oesterreich newspaper wrote in an editorial.
The daily Der Standard wrote: "The whole country must ask itself what is really, fundamentally going wrong."
Another puzzle is how Josef's wife Rosemarie could have been unaware of what was going on.
Police have said they believe Rosemarie did not know what happened to her daughter when she disappeared in 1984. It was assumed Elisabeth had left voluntarily when her parents received a letter from her saying they should not search for her.
(Additional reporting by Alexandra Zawadil in Vienna and Reuters Television; Writing by Karin Strohecker in Vienna and Madeline Chambers in Berlin; Editing by Ralph Boulton)
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Are the JW's the police men of the world? Really these people aren't even JW and you are ranting that the GB should do something about it.
It's not that the JWs are policing the world, because they don't, but it's just that the people in this forum wish they had something on the JWs with this awful news. In other words, the one who said that is just coo-coo, crazy.
Kwr and Aleman,
The poster is not claiming the WBTS is in any way responsible, The original poster was merely making the point that according to the WBTS the change in meeting arrangements is blessed by Jehovah. Jehovah allegedly has the time to direct the exact number of hours that JWs spend in meetings but failed to do anything to help this poor woman and her children.
Jehovah's to-do list
1. Bless the new meeting arrangement.
2. Deprive random people of confectionery.
3. Arrange for pioneer X,Y and Z to find random confectionery whilst out on service.
4. Sort out a couple of large angels for solitary female pioneer escort duties.
6,000,000,001. Prevent heinous act of evil by paedophile in Austria.
6,000,000,002. Prevent storm from killing thousands in Burma.