Josef Fritzl, the Austrian man on trial for imprisoning his daughter for 24 years and fathering seven children with her, has pleaded guilty to incest and other charges, but he denies charges of murder and enslavement.
Those are the most serious charges against him. The murder charge arises from the death of the seventh child in infancy without receiving medical care, and whose body Fritzl burned in a furnace.
In a plea that will sound weird to American readers, he pleaded "partly guilty" to rape but there was no elaboration on this plea that is allowable under Austrian law.
Verdicts still should come this week on the more serious charges in his trial.
-- Lance Murray