Dungeon Dad Fritzl was sentenced to life in a secure mental unit for locking up and raping his daughter in a cellar over 24 years, fathering seven children with her and causing the death of his own infant son.
Fritzl accepted the verdicts and waived his right to appeal.
"I accept the verdict," the 73-year-old Austrian told the court after Thursday, Mar 19 unanimous decision by the three-man, five-woman jury in a court west of Vienna. The prosecution also approved it, meaning the trial outcome cannot be appealed.
By giving Fritzl a life sentence, the jury ensured he received the maximum punishment for the crimes he committed over more than two decades.