Josef Fritzl begs money from daughter to become lawyer
15th February, 2010
Josef Fritzl, the Austrian who kept his daughter Elizabeth locked in a dungeon and raped her regularly over 24 years has been begging her for money.
Fritzl, who fathered seven children by Elizabeth during her incarceration, says he needs the money to study law so he can 'defend himself', despite saying he would never appeal when he was sentenced in March of last year.
His sister-in-law Chirstine has revealed details of the letters in which he asked Elizabeth for £3,500 'just to get me started' - but his daughter has never replied to him.
Christine also reports that he also complains about conditions in his prison, complaining that he 'can't even get a cola' or special shampoo for his hair implants.
She also says that the 74-year-old still misses his wife, Rosemarie.
"Josef dreams all the time of a future with his wife but she will not have anything further to do with him," Christine told The Sun.
"She doesn't love him anymore and has changed her name."
Apparently, Rosemarie was so stressed out when she discovered her husband's monstrous behaviour, she lost two stone. She now spends much of her time on her own, painting pictures in her flat.
She had to leave the large home she had shared with Fritzl with nothing because he had more than £2 million in debts.
Christine also told how well adjusted Elizabeth is, despite her horrendous ordeal, and how she has just passed her driving test first time round.
"She is looking for a car now," says Christine.
"She likes wearing snazzy jeans and is proud of her children who all go to school and are doing well."