Attorney Rudolf Mayer said he believed 73-year-old Josef Fritzl had a mental disorder, The Associated Press reported. Mayer said someone who was mentally ill *“didn’t choose” to do what police allege he did.
The hell he didn’t choose. The article goes on to include more from the attorney about how he couldn’t believe someone could do this without having a mental disorder. While that may be true, insanity is a much different diagnosis, so to speak, that insinuates that one is oblivious to what’s going on around him with regard to the crime. He clearly knew what he was doing when he sent his daughter to the hospital. That was all worked out to the minuscule details. Someone who is insane would not do that. Thus, I really hope that the lawyer realizes that and adjusts his plea accordingly.
* (quotes theirs, emphasis mine)