- Sep 2, 2008
The authorities in Sankt Poelten are making the most of their the sleepy,
baroque town's misfortune in being the venue for perhaps the most
grotesque trial in Austria's history.
Josef Fritzl, on trial after imprisoning and raping his daughter over 24 years,
has been assigned a psychologist to keep him from committing suicide, an
official says. "The prison assigned a psychiatrist to Josef F weeks before
the trial," Erich Huber-Guensthofer, deputy director of Sankt Poelten
prison, told a press conference on Tuesday. "He is accompanying him
(Fritzl) during the trial and is available for talks during trial breaks and
after the day's proceedings.