When I first read about this creature Josef Fritzl, I knew what his defense lawyer would say - that he was insane and therefore unaccountable for the terrible crimes he committed against his daughter and her children.
So today I rejoice at the news that a court-appointed psychiatrist has declared him to be sane. He was neither mentally ill, nor could he have been in a permanent state of inebriation for over 24 years.
There is a possibility that his trial could be delayed until next year. It will be interesting to see what punishment the Austrians deem appropriate for this evil man.