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May 9, 2008

Joseph Fritzl Case Gets Weirder

I find the reports of Joseph Fritzl’s comments about how he cared for his family in the cellar very disturbing. While I was completely ready to see this guy as a cold and calculating madman, which I still do to an extent, there is something else that seems clear now. Fritlz is sicker than I thought.

This story has been so incredibly troublesome to me. I continue to imagine hwat life must have been like for Elisabeth Fritzl and I commended her for not committing suicide and finding a way to care for her children. It would be wonderful to see her come out of this situation and be able to live some type of worthwhile life.

Fritlz says that he truly tried to take care of his family in the cellar. He watched movies with the children that he raped his daughter to get. Apparently he also took his cellar family flowers and supplied Elisabeth with the kid’s favorite foods. He admits that he knew he must be crazy because he was doing these things.

It is scary to think that a mind could be so sick yet so precise and sneaky. The mixture that is Joseph Fritlz is terrifying. It makes me wonder how many people have terrible secrets hidden in their cellars. I mean, I know, at least I think I do, that there aren’t a ton of people with second incestuous families in the cellar, but how can you know that people have issues like Fritlz does? How do you know when you are dealing with someone who is not stable when they appear to be your average person?

It is clear the Fritlz has a very devoted state of mind. First of all he has incestuous children that he seems to consider just typical offspring. He does not seem to be making the connection that he raped his daughter and that he was treating the family he had with her like one he would have with his wife. Does this man understand that he has complete ruined a number of lives? Elisabeth stopped following his rules when she hit puberty so he locked her up? He made his daughter give birth to seven children without any medical care. Each time she went into labor her life was in danger. The baby that died may have lived if he had allowed it to be born in a hospital. I just do not understand the logic of this man.

I wonder what the punish will be for Joseph Firtzl. What could possibly be fitting for a man that is clearly sick but deserves nothing more than death for what he has done to his family? Those that have to come up with a punishment for Frtizl have a very tough job in front of them. A man of his age that has this type of mentality is far beyond rehabilitation. Killing him actually get him off of the hook so what exactly will Austria do with Joseph Fritzl? Only time will tell what will happen to the incestuous dad.

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16 Comment(s)

  1. Millicent Yoko | May 16, 2008 | Reply

    The story of Joseph Fritzl makes me cry.
    When i think of Elizabeth then i just feel like my strength is over.

    And how could Rosemary be as clueless as such.

    Joseph is not insane,. He planed everything and hatched the plan. He built the
    cellar bearing in mind that one day he would hold Elizabeth captive there for many
    years.

    My wonder is why have so many children with her? What was his intention of having
    these many chidren, to make history?

    Joseph is a criminal that deserve punishment. His insanity thing that most peopel
    talk about are bullshit. I hate this concept of insanity while people get murdered.
    Most murderes plan what they want to do to their victims. If not , why can´t them
    murder dogs or cats , if indeed they are insane.

    It is indeed a sady story

  2. annie | May 21, 2008 | Reply

    This man is a shameless bastard. A home for children is their safe haven not a living hell. But what Joseph and Rosemarie provided Elisabeth was hell in hell in hell. What kind of parents are they? Not even a worst enemy of Elisabeth would punish Elisabeth with this kind of cruelty. What kind of government will let their children suffer such life. What kind of government does not take care of their children?? What a shame to Austrian people? The whole country is living hell. How will God forgive you Austria………..

  3. andriani | May 23, 2008 | Reply

    The most horrible story I ever heard in my entire life.

    Shame on you Austria

  4. Jerry from Wyoming | May 24, 2008 | Reply

    Elizabeth and I have a few things in common. Mainly that, like Elizabeth, I was sexually abused by my father while growing up as a child. From the age of six, until I was 18. Elizabeth and I are the same age. Like her, I have a child who is the same age as Kirstan (19). But I was able to escape my tormentor by joining the military. After getting alot of counselling I was able to make public what had happened to me. He spent 5 years in prison for what he had done to me. He’s 71 now.
    My mother never knew what happened while I was a boy. And she lived in the same house. Children will hide these things out of shame. She never had a clue. She had a mental breakdown when she found out. Luckily they were divorced by then.
    Elizabeth’s father will get whats coming to him, in this life, or the next. He may not live to see his judgement here on earth if he’s not careful.
    But what about the rest of the family? How this poor woman could have endured this life is truly incomprehensible. I can’t even get my head around it! How much suffering can one person take? The image of her and her children living in that hole for this long is worse than than anything I’ve ever seen or heard of.
    All this time, while I was living a (somewhat) normal life, she has been trapped in a dungeon. How can any hardship we find difficult to deal with compare with what happened to Elizabeth and her family. It all seems so trivial! I could not have survived. I would have lost hope many years ago.
    I pray that Kirstan will survive. Please lord, don’t take her before she has had a chance at life. I keep wondering if she didn’t try to kill herself. Poison, maybe. I’m sure that she was raped from an early age. But she deserves a chance at life. She needs to see that there is good things out there. I hope she one day finds love and happiness.
    To Elizabeth: I admire you more than any person I’ve ever heard of. You represent all that is pure and innocent. You carry with you a special message to all who have suffered. You are a good mother, and a true miracle. Your my hero. Please forgive those people that really love you. Don’t let this destroy whats left of your life. You have so much to give.

  5. Dennis o. | Jun 19, 2008 | Reply

    Yes, this is a very troubling story,almost beyond belief to be sure! He was and is not insane. He is truly a sociopath on the extreme end of the continuum. I don’t see how the wife and kids didn’t know that something was amiss, how could they not know! Is fritzl truly that illusive? No one can be. One thing is sure, he wont get out of there verticle. I hope that any of the family ist involved,at least knowingly. May all of our prayers be with the family.

  6. Jenifer D. | Jul 20, 2008 | Reply

    Fritzl had been planning his youngest child’s imprisonment since 1978, when he began building that dungeon in the basement. This had a lot to do with absolute control and a father’s sick lust and desire to control his own daughter. With Elisabeth as his prisoner, Fritzl knew he could do whatever he wanted to her and nobody would be the wiser; he even raped Elisabeth in front of the children he had already fathered.

    It burns me up to think this asshole only stands to serve what? TEN YEARS for ruining the lives of his family? I feel for them and I can imagine the guilt Rosemarie must feel for not questioning her husband’s frequent, and lengthy, visits to the basement and why she was not allowed to accompany him on ‘searches’ for Elisabeth.

    A good mother knows when her child is in danger, but, Rosemarie lacked to spine to stand up to her own abusive, controlling husband and now she has a huge cross to bear for the rest of her life, as does Elisabeth because Fritzl is being given the comforts in prison he denied his incest-begotten family in that dungeon.

    Right now, Fritzl is in fear for his life since his fellow prisoners know who he is and what he has done. Fritzl has a private shower, clean linens for his bed, three healthy meals a day, fresh air to breathe, and potted plants to look at.

    Those genetic misfits he fathered will never have normal lives. I hope Elisabeth writes a book about her ordeal, I’m amazed this woman had the presence of mind to keep it together.

  7. Roger | Mar 16, 2009 | Reply

    What a sick fuck this MONSTER is!!!
    I hope the jury and judges do not get swayed by the his “I’m not a monster, I fed my children, I brought them toys, I watched TV with them” pathetic little speech. Life imprisonment isn’t enough for him. Execution is the least punishment that’s he should receive.

    Shame on the mother! She was living with her own daughter under the same roof for 24 freakin’ years!! and She didn’t know that??

    He makes those prisoners he is with look like Saints. I read they already put a bounty on him. Hope the beat the crap out of him!

  8. mimi | Mar 17, 2009 | Reply

    This man is sick.I don’t think execution will be enough for this man.I can’t seem to think of a punishment that will be enough for him.He had planned everything beforehand,that is why he made that dungeon in the first place.Is Rosemary this naive that she didn’t notice her daughter was in a dungeon all these years & what about those kids who used to live with them,upstairs?Kids hide these things from mothers out of shame,but that is entirely a different situation.The defense layer, Rudolf Meyer,I don’t understand if he has anything called humanity.This man won’t mind doing the samething with his own daughter,since he understands Joseph Fritzl as a human being.How many of you vote for Joseph Fritzl being a human?I think Meyer must be the only angel who could forgive him.Because I know form this incident I’ll never trust a man completely.Poor that girl,may God give her all the strength in the world to face this trouble times.

  9. khelouda | Mar 18, 2009 | Reply

    Is this devil insane ? WELL HE BEGAN BUILDING A PRISON SEVERAL YEARS BEFORE IMPRISIONING HIS DAUGHTER …
    HE was molesting her from the age of eleven …
    he was able to keep this crime a well hidden secret for 24 yrs even from his wife who was living upstairs …
    he was able to convince authorties and his wife that elizabeth had abandoned not one but three children ,,,
    why i call him a monster because even animals do not do this to there young , his lawyer says hes human /????? SORRY BUT THE HUMANS I KNOW WOULD NEVER DO THIS
    I prey for Elizabeth she is an increadably brave and strong person to have survived this and bought her children through it alive
    and an insperation to all mothers around the world , next time the children are getting you down or your feeling deppressed , just remember elizabeth trapped in a miserable prison , beaten raped with out help of any kind no prper medical care, elisabeth you have come this far and you will beat this monster
    you already have hold your head high and dont be afraid of him any more

  10. khelouda | Mar 18, 2009 | Reply

    wake up austria this is not a normal crime and the law must be changed this is not a ten or twenty year sentence , joseph fritzl should not be be allowed any pity he show none to his daughter , let him rot in prision and no concessions let him serve his time with the other prisioners , so what if he gets raped or beaten , or even murdered good riddence to bad rubbish , laws of humanity should not be applied to a monster

  11. bennie | Mar 18, 2009 | Reply

    I too find this story so profoundly disturbing. It has all the elements of a good vs. evil tale. How Elisabeth could have survived this incredible hell is beyond human imagination. But, maybe for all his evil the fact that Joseph Fritzl did do a few nice things for his family in the cellar was enough to keep Elisabeth going. Most abusive men do have a charming, loving side to them as well and maybe this is what Elisabeth focused on. I would really like to see what this woman looks like today. She is a “saint” in the eyes of so many people it seems unfair for the Austrian doctors to keep her so hidden from us.

  12. shina | Apr 8, 2009 | Reply

    joseph is an asswhole he should not be in jail

  13. shina | Apr 8, 2009 | Reply

    joseph is an asswhole he should not be in jail
    he should be dead. HE deserves to die what he did is bullshit! Thats his daughter for god’s sake! This story drove me insane i got so mad i had gotten mad at every person i know!

  14. nikki | Mar 6, 2011 | Reply

    I so agree with you! As a mother I check my house out at least twice a month from top to bottom being I have a 17 yr old son and a husband, and twice a month is when everything is going ok!!!! If my kid was missing, no corner would have gone untouched by these hands. I do believe she may not have known the whole truth, but I would have been in that basement alot, he took many vacations, why did she not even look, cant be that scared of him if he is gone for weeks or months at a time, if he never left that long a big maybe but I just dont get it! There is an old saying…Ignorance is bliss,….maybe she found her bliss in being ignorant, but does that make it right? Prayers to Elisabeth and her children, I hope you are all able to prosper and love yourselves and others like you all deserve, STAY STRONG!

  15. nikki | Mar 6, 2011 | Reply

    I AM WITH YOU, EVEN IF MY CHILD WAS MISSING AND SAY I THOUGHT HE JOINED A CULT, i WOULD BE SEARCHING MY HOUSE FROM TOP TO BOTTOM AT LEAST WEEKLY TO SEE IF THERE WERE ANY CHANGES! wHAT IN THE HELL IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE! yOU DONT GIVE UP YOU KEEP SEARCHING, IF MY CHILD WAS MISSING, DONT CARE HOW LONG UNTIL THEY PUT HIS BODY IN MY ARMS, I WOULD NEVER STOP LOOKING!

  16. nikki | Mar 6, 2011 | Reply

    I SAY THEY TAKE HIM RIGHT TO THAT CELLAR, BRING HIM FOOD TWICE A WEEK, ALSO THE TWO DAYS A WEEK THEY BRING bUBBA, AND DONT GIVE HIM HIS FOOD UNTIL BUBBA IS HAPPY, AND LIVE WITH THAT FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE!!!!!AND THAT IS NOT LONG ENOUGH BECAUSE I AM SURE HE IS SO COWARDLY NOW HE WILL NOT MAKE IT MUCH LONGER TO TRULY RECEIVE THE PUNISHMENT HE DESERVES!!!!

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