Today, Augustin Trapenard talks true stories that inspired fiction with two sensational books that are on everyone’s lips. "3096 Days", the disturbing memoirs of Natascha Kampusch. And "Room" by Emma Donoghue, a fictional variation on the Fritzl case.
Italian police arrested a 64-year-old man near Turin, who had allegedly been forcing his daughter to have sex with him for 25 years - from the time she was nine years old. Her brother has also been accused of raping his four daughters.
The town of Amstetten, where Josef Fritzl lived, is sick of the attention paid to its most infamous inhabitant. FRANCE 24's Willy Bracciano and Angela Yeoh sent us this report, which includes an exclusive pre-trial interview with Fritzl's lawyer.
A restaurant manager in the Austrian town where the Josef Fritzl trial was held thought he was just making the most of the moment when he added a “Fritzl Schnitzel” on the menu. But local authorities were not impressed.
A day after pleading guilty on all counts, Josef Fritzl was sentenced to life in a prison psychiatric ward for charges including incest, enslavement and murder by neglect. He and his lawyers will not appeal the sentence.
A day after pleading guilty on all counts, Josef Fritzl faces sentencing Thursday on charges including incest and murder by neglect. The man who fathered seven children with his daughter is expected to be jailed for the rest of his life.
Josef Fritzl has changed his plea to guilty on all counts - including murder and slavery - on the third day of his trial. He had already pleaded guilty to rape and incest. He said it was his daughter's videotaped testimony that changed his mind.
The trial of Josef Fritzl, the Austrian man accused of locking up his daughter Elisabeth for 24 years, and fathering seven children with her, resumed for a third day. A verdict could come as early as Thursday.
The trial of Josef Fritzl, the man accused of locking up his daughter Elisabeth and fathering seven children with her, has proven big business for many, including the media. Even Fritzl has tried to cash in, with less than stellar results.