- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 19, 2009

ST. POELTEN, AUSTRIA (AP) - Josef Fritzl’s lawyer says he has received more threats as he wraps up his defense of the Austrian on trial for imprisoning his daughter for 24 years.

Rudolf Mayer told reporters as he headed into the final day of court proceedings against Fritzl that he has been a target again. Mayer has said in the past that he both he and Fritzl had received death threats.

Judges were giving the eight-member jury a list of questions before the prosecution and defense make their closing arguments.

The jury will then begin deliberating, and verdicts and sentences are expected Thursday afternoon.

Fritzl has pleaded guilty to homicide, enslavement, rape, incest, forced imprisonment and coercion. He faces up to life imprisonment.

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