Josef Fritzl pleads guilty, gets life in prison

As you will all have heard by now
Though I’m glad he’s been given life in prison, I’ve been really annoyed by the way this case has been handled. Apparently the nail in the coffin was that he murdered one of Elisabeth’s twin sons by letting him die when he could’ve saved him, and then burning the remains. Without this charge, apparently Fritzl may not have got life. The baby death was what all the recent news stories have been focused on, as if 3,000 counts of rape don’t merit a life sentence on their own.
Still, at least this case is done and hopefully the family can start to put their lives together.

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