Sunday, 01. March 2015
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Incest monster Josef Fritzl has been awarded 5,000 Euro by an Austrian court after it ruled a local restaurant had infringed his copyright by selling Fritzl Schnitzl's during his trial.
Chef Josef Otzelberger served up the meals in the town of St Polten in Lower Austria where Fritzl was put on trial in 2009 on charges of charges of murder, rape, slavery, false imprisonment, abuse and incest.
Civic officials had demanded he take it off the menu list - warning baffled Otzelberger he could be tarnishing the pervert's name with his tasty 9 GBP-a-time Fritzl Schnitzels at the Hirschenstube diner.
"They told him that if he persisted he would be at risk of getting a writ from Fritzl for using his name without consent and damaging his reputation. He could hardly believe it," a kitchen worker told the Austrian Times in 2009.
But Otzelberger - who defied the ban believing it was an empty threat - ended up in court when Fritzl's lawyer Walter Anzboeck demanded compensation. Anzboeck was appointed by a court to take over dealing with Fritzl's assets and made the news when he authorised the sale of a TV interview with Fritzl - a project which never went ahead because of the price tag that was demanded.
Otzelberger said: "I even had a call in the name of the Mayor, asking me ‘in all friendship’ not to do it. I never thought it would come to this."
Fritzl was held at St Poelten jail prior to his trial where he was jailed for imprisoning his daughter Elisabeth for 24-years in a home made dungeon in the basement of the family home in nearby Amstetten.
He fathered seven children with her, one of whom died of breathing complications shortly after birth. An eighth pregnancy ended in a miscarriage.
The trial has taken three years to reach a verdict and the money will go the the Fritzl estate where it will go to pay off his creditors.
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