London, Sep 2 (ANI): The first wife of American Fritzl, Philip Garrido, has claimed that he had sick sex fantasies, and beat her, stabbed her in the face and begged her to take part in orgies.
Christine Murphy had met Garrido in high school when she was 19 and working in a casino in Reno, Nevada.
The two eloped and got married in 1973, and she described how he then allegedly took LSD every day and became violent when she refused to play out his sexual fantasies.
"Multiple partners is what he wanted, I wouldn't go for that," the Telegraph quoted her as telling the US television programme Inside Edition.
"He started to get controlling, he started hitting me. He smacked me, he told me to grow up.
"I was always looking for a way to get away. He's a monster," she said.
She also claimed that when another man flirted with her, Garrido used a safety pin on her face, leaving a scar that is still visible three decades later.
After four years of marriage, Garrido was convicted of kidnapping and raping Katie Callaway Hall, a casino croupier and sentenced to life.
"Honestly I was relieved, it was my exit out," Murphy, who is now remarried with four children, said.
Murphy had no idea that Garrido had been let out of prison until he was charged with kidnapping and raping Jaycee Lee Dugard.
"It made me sick to my stomach. The only person I have anything to say to is the victim. Just be strong, take it one day at a time," she added. (ANI)