After watching 11 hours of videotaped testimony from the daughter he imprisoned, raped, and abused for 24 years in a cellar dungeon, Josef Fritzl stunned a court in Austria by changing his plea from not guilty to guilty on all counts of murder, rape, and incest. Fritzl, 73, had until now denied murdering his baby son, born of his daughter, after he failed to seek medical help when the baby developed breathing problems shortly after birth. Fritzl apologized for his “sick behaviour” and said he now realized “For the first time how cruel I was.” His daughter, Elisabeth, was present in the court room.
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