Jaycee Likely to Testify Against Garridos

Lawyer says she's doing 'remarkably well' with family reunion
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 24, 2009 1:37 PM CDT
In this 1991 photo, Terry Probyn, mother of kidnapped Jaycee Lee Dugard, fights back tears after posting a missing poster near her home in South Lake Tahoe, Calif.   (AP Photo/Ivor Markman)
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(Newser) – Jaycee Lee Dugard will likely testify against the couple who held her captive for 18 years, says her family’s lawyer. “Jaycee will, in all likelihood, be a witness for the prosecution,” he told CBS’ Early Show. “She’s aware of that and understands that. That day is a long ways away, so she’s got a lot of time to continue with the mending and the healing she’s going through.”

He also said Jaycee is doing “remarkably well.” The 29-year-old has been kept in seclusion, seeing only her mother, daughters, and other family members. “All of us are doing very well under the circumstances,” says her mother, asking for a “zone of privacy and security.”