Comments:Austrian man kept daughter prisoner in cellar for 24 years

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Who would be cruel enough to imprison their own children? He is one of the few people in the world I think should be imprisoned --A101 - (talk) 18:11, 27 April 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Wait... one of the "few" who should be imprisoned? WTF? There are many whose crimes deserve imprisonment - this guy has earned a slow and unpleasant death! ~fallenscathed

Good Lord...This is some of the most deeply shocking news I've seen in months. I mean...Oh man, there really aren't words to describe how horrifying this is. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:48, 27 April 2008 (UTC)[reply]

There is no punishment that can do justice to a crime like this.[edit]

People like this are pure evil. He is obviously void of humanity. He has already done the damage to his daughter and the other victims. What horror to endure. I hope that the victims in this can recover some sort of sanity and live the rest of their lives in peace. The only punishment I could think of is if he spent the rest of his existence in solitary confinement never to see freedom again. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:45, 27 April 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Or he should be kept perpetually on the edge of death, but denied the sweet release of it. 23:56, 27 April 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Agreed 12:34, 28 April 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Turn him over to the chinese. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:37, 28 April 2008 (UTC)[reply]

What punishment going to achieve? I 'derstand the crime was horrific but the worst punishment ever won't save the children from years of suffering. A101 - (talk) 06:06, 29 April 2008 (UTC)[reply]
I agree, the chinese have a shortage of torturers qualified to lock up government dissidents in cellars. --OrdinaryHonestHardWorking - (talk) 19:33, 30 April 2008 (UTC)[reply]

The Wife[edit]

I'm having trouble believing that this person's wife wasn't aware of this. Did they live together or were they separated? The story seems to say that they lived together. Did she never go to the basement? Is it possible that she's an accomplice? -- 17:32, 28 April 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Everyone I've talked to so far is really questioning this, including myself. P.S. I'm just some guy 20:36, 28 April 2008 (UTC)[reply]

The wife's lack of knowledge is what raises the most questions for me. I'm not making any accusations, but it is difficult to believe that she wasn't involved. Did she know of the cellar's existence before the disappearance of her daughter? If so, did she not wonder why she suddenly couldn't go into the cellar any more? She never caught her husband going in or out, ever? If the cellar was constructed specifically, did she not notice it being built? If she did notice it being built, did she wonder why she wasn't allowed to use it? Hey! It's That Guy! - (talk) 23:36, 28 April 2008 (UTC)[reply]
Some highly important questions. We as the public have the right to know the answers because this affects all of us! The privacy of this family comes second. --OrdinaryHonestHardWorking - (talk) 20:56, 30 April 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Austrian Incest case[edit]

From Emlyn in Bristol.

I am really appalled by the actions of this man and I am so sorry for his daughter after all that he did to her. I just hope that she would over time recover sufficiently to play an active part in society. My prayers and thought are with the mother, daughter and the 6 remaining children.

(Goodness knows how mum is going to tell her kids that their grandfather is in fact their dad.) Again my prayers are with the family.

Signed -19:35, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

Emlyn Copson

No, you're not. You are just titillated by sensationalist news. Hundreds of thousands of people get tortured, enslaved and raped all over the world every day, in Sudan, in Burma, and Zimbabwe and God knows where and I bet this doesn't make you even shrug as much as a shoulder. But then one day you read a headline that is newsworthy not because of the human suffering involved but simply because superlatives make good headlines, and suddenly you show empathy and concern? Oh give me a break. These victims don't need your false empathy and empty prayers. You're a complete stranger to them, they're complete strangers to you, and you will probably never bump into each other, so why do you stick your nose into their private business? Do you really think these people give a damn about what some stranger in a different country feels about their plight? Do you really think they feel "supported" when the whole world and his dog speculates about their private life? If you really cared so much about them you would be sending them a €100 donation and not posting sanctimonious platitudes on wikinews. --OrdinaryHonestHardWorking - (talk) 20:02, 30 April 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Whatever, I believe she can be appalled by this news and truly feel bad for them. It's certainly true that this kind of thing is going on all over the world, but that doesn't mean that one story won't strike us as particularly gruesome. And what's your argument, then? That she should constantly feel bad all the time for everyone, or that she should be as apathetic as you appear to be? Neither seems preferable to me. Moreover, at what point did she say that she didn't feel bad for those people as well? Or that she hadn't sent 100 euro? -- for all you know she did. Besides which, having experienced personal tragedy, I happen to know that the empathy and prayers of complete strangers is not without value, nor is that "sticking your nose in other people's business". She's not speculating wildly about their private life, she's showing concern. While you're right it may not be as genuine as the emotions of those more directly involved, it doesn't mean that it can't exist; sometimes "sanctimonious platitudes" are all one can offer, but that doesn't mean it's unwelcome. And don't be such a hypocrite -- you also read the article and felt the need to comment and respond to others. Aren't you just as much a contributor to the media craze that has destroyed their privacy as she is? If I were you, I wouldn't be so quick to judge. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:51, 20 March 2009 (UTC)[reply]


You couldnt make it up! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:27, 30 April 2008 (UTC)[reply]

This is the sickest and most terrifying story I have ever read/heard. I don't agree with the up to 15 years sentence in jail for the father. It should be a lifetime sentenced. This is horrible. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:21, 30 April 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Yeah, I bet you haven't felt as titillated, outraged, and grossed-out since watching Cannibal Holocaust. --OrdinaryHonestHardWorking - (talk) 20:51, 30 April 2008 (UTC)[reply]

I seriously don't buy this bullshit that the wife Rosemarie F did not even have suspicions about what was going on in the cellar beneath her hands. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:58, 1 May 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Use him for product testing instead of Animals . I don't believe the wife didn't know anything , lock her up aswell FOREVER... Where was the mother of this woman , was it Rosemarie F , surely you would wonder where your Daughter was? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:34, 4 May 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Life sentence?!?![edit]

Only?? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:10, 12 May 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Comments from feedback form - "cool"[edit]

cool — (talk) 18:44, 15 August 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Fritzl is a fucking nonce[edit]

What the fuck is this cunt doing to his fucking kids? I always thought he was retarded and absolutely fucked in the head. I hope he rots in hell forever ♾ —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 12:06, 18 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]