Posted by Ron Coleman on November 13, 2008
This creep in Austria is being charged with just about every awful crime in the book. It’s a grisly story. But here’s what jumped out at me:
If convicted of the murder charge, Fritzl would face life imprisonment, which in Austria typically means 15 years’ confinement. Austria, like other European countries, has no death penalty.
Which makes me wonder, what would be so terrible about the death penalty then? If “life imprisonment” means 15 years, a sentence of death probably means a really painful hangnail.