HUFFINGTON POST
05/07/2008 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Josef Fritzl May Only Get 15 Years For Repeatedly Raping Daughter, AP Reports

***UPDATE***
New video broadcast today shows Fritzl on vacation while his daughter and children were locked in the basement. The video shows Fritzl smiling as he receives a massage on the beach. Apparently, he also boasted to one of his tenants that one day his house would go down in history. Very chilling.

Watch the video.

By now we've all heard the horrific reports on the Austrian incest and imprisonment case. According to the AP, Josef Fritzl, the man who imprisoned and raped his daughter for 24 years AND kept his children/grandchildren hostage, will only get 15 years if convicted of the rape charges.

Fritzl faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted on rape charges, the most grave of his alleged offenses. However, prosecutors said Tuesday they were investigating whether he can be charged with "murder through failure to act" in connection with the infant's death, which is punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

Fritzl's lawyer, Rudolf Mayer, said his client was under psychiatric care. Asked whether he showed any remorse, Mayer said: "I cannot say at this point."

Fritzl "is really hit by this. He is very serious, but he is emotionally broken," Mayer told The Associated Press.