Wife of Austrian incest suspect Fritzl wins media lawsuits
The wife of incest and murder suspect Josef Fritzl on Thursday won two lawsuits against Austrian media which had published articles detailing her private life, reported dpa.
A Vienna court awarded Rosemarie Fritzl 11,000 euros (14,175 dollars) in damages, ruling that the weekly magazine News and the monthly Woman had breached her privacy with stories "that only satisfied readers' craving for sensation."
The lawyer of News said he would appeal, Austrian press agency APA reported.
Austrian and international media have tried to answer the question how the woman could not have noticed that her husband Josef had kept their daughter in a dungeon under their house in Amstetten for 24 years, where he raped and impregnated her numerous times.
Rosemarie Fritzl has filed several other lawsuits, including against German weekly Der Spiegel and Austria's biggest daily Kronen Zeitung.
Josef Fritzl, 73, is to be tried from March 16 on several charges, including murdering one of the seven children his daughter bore in captivity by failing to provide medical care.