Fritzl Could Go Free From Jail After Expert Says He Is No Longer A Danger
Depraved Fritzl, 88, jailed for life in 2009 after admitting he had kept his daughter Elisabeth locked in the cellar as his sex slave for 24 years.
During her ordeal under the family home in Amstetten in the state of Lower Austria, fiend Fritzl fathered seven children with her.
Local media have reported that he seems confused, regularly talks to the television. Thinks he is a pop star and speaks of visits from relatives that never happened.
He changed his name to Mayrhoff after his teeth were kicked out by other inmates at Garsten Abbey. A former monastery converted into a secure psychiatric unit.
Under the terms of his sentence, Frizl will be eligible for parole this year (2024).
And that seems likely now after a new psychiatric report into the state of his mind says that the cellar monster is no longer dangerous.
The report says he can barely walk and needs a walking frame to get around. They say he could not pose a serious threat to either his old or new victims.
If Fritzl’s wish is granted, he would most likely released into a nursing home to live out his days in comfort.
Heidi Kastner, one of Austria’s leading forensic psychiatric experts from Linz University, has reportedly spent a year preparing her new study of Fritzl.
She concluded that the country’s most notorious prisoner no longer poses any danger and could be transferred through the normal prison system at the Krems-Stein jail, as part of a first step towards being released.
He can now only get around with the help of a walker after a number of falls while behind bars and Kastner argues that there is no longer any risk of him carrying out any criminal activity.