Garrido Turned Me Into Zombie: Victim

His attacks on a child had to be far, far worse, Katie Callaway Hall laments
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 1, 2009 2:39 AM CDT
Phillip Garrido's mug shot and background, posted on the web site of California attorney general.    (AP Photo/California Attorney General)
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(Newser) – News that Philip Garrido had struck again horrified the woman he kidnapped and raped in 1976, CNN reports. "I started screaming 'Oh my god, it's him,'" Katie Callaway Hall told Larry King. Hall says she was permanently traumatized when Garrido attacked her as she was handcuffed naked in a warehouse. "I thought I was dead. He changed my life in an instant. For years I walked around like a zombie," she said.

"I can't imagine what Jaycee is going through," Hall wrote for a Larry King blog. "He had me for 8 hours. He had her for 18 years." Garrido was sentenced to 50 years for the attack but was released after 10. Garrido's first wife, Christine Murphy, told Inside Edition last night that Garrido was a "monster" who repeatedly abused her, once trying to dig out her eyes with a safety pin after another man flirted with her.