Skip to comments.Garridos plead guilty to kidnapping, raping Jaycee Dugard
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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These people are evil incarnate.
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.
Those two would have both been dealt with swiftly in my world. There's no reason to keep that kind of filth around.
Castrate the SoB and throw him in a pen of wild pigs...
California, isn’t it.
Why are these scum breathing?
There's still one in Goliad, right outside the courthouse.
Has anything been to those law officials whose dereliction of duty allowed to this crime to continue for decade's doubt it.