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Austria / Fritzl Case #1025337

CNN Evening News for Saturday, May 03, 2008
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(Studio: Rick Sanchez) The confession from Austrian Josef Fritzl† that he held his daughter Elisabeth captive in his basement for 24 years and had 7 children with her reported.

(Berlin: Frederik Pleitgen) The investigation in the basement reviewed.

(Studio: Rick Sanchez) The timeline of this case beginning in 1984 when Elisabeth was locked in the basement until Fritzl’s arrest last month reviewed.

(Berlin: Frederik Pleitgen) Fritzl’s double life examined; video of Fritzl in Thailand shown. [Austrian police Franz POLZER† {thru translator} – outlines Fritzl’s confession.] [Wife Rosemarie Fritzl’s friend Gertrude BAUMGARTEN† {thru translator} – says she never liked him.] [Fritzl's lawyer Rudolf MAYER†- says he regrets what he has done.] Fritzl’s admission that he burned the body of the baby that died and a possible murder charge noted. Why he took his granddaughter/daughter to the hospital discussed.

Sanchez, Rick;
Pleitgen, Frederik

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