Josef Fritzl on Trial

I wish that the news was bubbling over with fantastic and uplifting stories. There have been some of late that didn’t make my stomach hurt, but the story of Josef Fritzl, has shocked Europe. You can find the full stories here.

Why anything would shock us anymore is almost beyond me.  Still, though, this case is bizarre.  It has shaken Austria and ignited the outrage of large groups of local people.  Fritzl’s trial, which began Monday, is expected to be called to a close on Friday.

Did you know that in Austria juries not only decide guilt or innocence, but also assist the judge with sentencing?  I suspect that this jury will not deliberate long and they will ask for the maximum sentence on all counts.