London, Nov 24 : Dungeon dad Josef Fritzl is turning a lawyer-the Austrian sex beast is studying law in prison so that he could escape being jailed for life.
The incest monster has claimed that daughter Elisabeth, 42- whom he captured in an underground cellar and raped her for 24 long years to father eight children on her-has lied to police.
The 73-year-old has been hooked to legal books during his time in jail on remand, so that he could challenge murder and slavery charges brought last week, which carry a life term.
The cellar monster has admitted to rape, incest, imprisonment and abuse charges, which carry a maximum of 10 years.
He also confessed that he blackmailed his underground family that they would be electrocuted or gassed if they even thought about escaping the cellar beneath his home in Amstetten. However, Fritzl denied Elisabeth's charges of murdering a newborn baby.
Elisabeth claimed that he refused to get help for one of two babies who died, saying, "What will be will be."
"Elizabeth and I staged a 'baptism' for the little body. We prayed for him and decided together to burn his body," the Mirror quoted Fritzl as saying.
He added: "I put the tiny body in the oven and spread the ashes in my garden."
He also refuted the charges that he used violence to force Elisabeth into having sex, but admitted that "discipline and order were the way things worked." He said that Elisabeth would teach the children in the morning, cook an "excellent" lunch and the family would then play and watch TV.
Fritzl added: "Whenever I went downstairs they were always delighted to see me because I tried to make life as comfortable as possible."