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Garridos plead guilty to kidnapping, raping Jaycee Dugard
AP via CoCo Times ^ | 4/28/11 | DON THOMPSON - Associated Press

Posted on 04/28/2011 3:34:25 PM PDT by SmithL

PLACERVILLE -- A convicted sex offender and his wife pleaded guilty Thursday to kidnapping and raping a Northern California girl when she was 11 and holding her captive for nearly two decades.

The pleas came as part of a surprise deal with prosecutors that will spare victim Jaycee Dugard and her two daughters born after she was raped by defendant Phillip Garrido from having to testify at a trial.

"I'm relieved that Phillip and Nancy Garrido have finally acknowledged their guilt and confessed to their crimes against me and my family," Dugard said in a statement released by her spokeswoman Nancy Seltzer.

The family had been kept in a hidden compound of backyard tents and sheds, never attending school or receiving medical attention.

Phillip Garrido, 60, faces a maximum sentence of 431 years to life in prison after entering guilty pleas to 14 kidnapping and sexual assault charges.

His wife, Nancy Garrido, 55, who originally faced the same charges as her husband, pleaded guilty to one count of kidnapping and one count of rape.

She faces a maximum sentence of 36 years to life. She is technically eligible for parole, but El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson said it was "extraordinarily unlikely" she would ever be released from prison.

Pierson said the plea deal was only possible because Dugard, now 30, was willing to testify about her experiences in captivity.

He said he spoke with her on Wednesday night, and she remained willing to take the witness stand but was reluctant to put her children, now 13 and 16, through the ordeal.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: garridos; jayceedugard; rapist; slavery

1 posted on 04/28/2011 3:34:28 PM PDT by SmithL
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These people are evil incarnate.

2 posted on 04/28/2011 3:35:56 PM PDT by SmithL (No one puts the func in dysfunctional like the California Legislature)
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To: SmithL

Placerville is known locally by it’s original name, “Hang Town”. Unfortunately, the hanging tree is gone and so is the will to hang slimeball perps.

It will now cost us upwards of $100K a year to house these slimeballs. The joke’s on us.

3 posted on 04/28/2011 3:49:25 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: SmithL

Those two would have both been dealt with swiftly in my world. There's no reason to keep that kind of filth around.

4 posted on 04/28/2011 4:11:21 PM PDT by RingerSIX (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccine that they offer down at our Church.)
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To: SmithL; glock rocks; SouthTexas; NormsRevenge; Grampa Dave

Castrate the SoB and throw him in a pen of wild pigs...

5 posted on 04/28/2011 7:23:20 PM PDT by tubebender
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To: tubebender

California, isn’t it.

Why are these scum breathing?

6 posted on 04/28/2011 7:40:24 PM PDT by glock rocks (Wait, what?)
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To: blueplum; tubebender; glock rocks
Unfortunately, the hanging tree is gone

There's still one in Goliad, right outside the courthouse.

7 posted on 04/28/2011 7:49:30 PM PDT by SouthTexas (You cannot bargain with the devil, shut the government down.)
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To: SmithL
Let's not forget the reason she was held for so long is because the police were too lazy to check the back yard of these people, even though they had numerous complaints.

Has anything been to those law officials whose dereliction of duty allowed to this crime to continue for decade's doubt it.

8 posted on 04/28/2011 11:30:27 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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