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Jaycee Dugard Sues Feds for 'Gross Neglect' in Kidnap Case

Parole officials failed to keep track of Phillip Garrido, she says

(Newser) - Jaycee Dugard is suing the federal government for failing to keep track of Phillip Garrido, the parolee who held her captive for 18 years and fathered two children by her, reports CNN . Her complaint states that the Justice Department's "gross neglect borders on virtual complicity," notes the... More »

Video Shows Nancy Garrido Luring Girl Into Van

DA says she made up to 20 such videos for her husband

(Newser) - Authorities released more video today made by Phillip and Nancy Garrido that showed how they prowled for victims. In the latest, Nancy is shown luring a girl into their van and videotaping her doing the splits, reports AP . "That's it. Can you go all the way down?" says... More »

Jaycee Dugard: I Can Finally Say My Name

Kidnap victim deals frankly with ordeal in new memoir

(Newser) - After 18 years in Phillip Garrido's backyard hell, one might expect Jaycee Dugard to be joyless and withdrawn. But Diane Sawyer instead encounters a fiercely devoted 31-year-old mother, a rape survivor who confronts her ordeal unflinchingly, and a vibrant woman savoring each tiny freedom in her new life—like... More »

Jaycee: Escape Impossible After Girls Were Born

More details emerge from Dugard's grand jury testimony

(Newser) - More details from Jaycee Dugard's just-released grand jury testimony: "I was very scared," she says of when she arrived at the Antioch house where Phillip and Nancy Garrido held her for 18 years. "I didn't know who he was. I didn't know why he... More »

Garrido Used Stun Gun Before Raping Jaycee

She could hear terrifying 'zappy noise' as he approached

(Newser) - Phillip Garrido used a stun gun to kidnap 11-year-old Jaycee Dugard and to keep her in line while he raped her, according to Jaycee's just released gut-wrenching grand jury testimony. Garrido had a temper, and he would fire up the stun gun so Dugard could hear the "zappy... More »

Angry Jaycee Rues 'Stolen' Life as Garridos Sentenced

Phillip Garrido gets 431 years for kidnapping, rape

(Newser) - "I chose not to be here today because I refuse to waste another second of my life in your presence," Jaycee Dugard told her kidnappers via a statement read by her mom as her captors were sentenced yesterday. "Everything you ever did to me was wrong and... More »

Garridos Plead Guilty in Jaycee Dugard Kidnapping

Now Dugard and her daughters won't have to testify

(Newser) - There won’t be a trial in the Jaycee Dugard case , after all: Philip and Nancy Garrido each pleaded guilty today to kidnapping and sexual enslavement, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. “I am relieved that Phillip and Nancy Garrido have finally acknowledged their guilt and confessed to their crimes... More »

In Surprise, Jaycee's Alleged Kidnapper Pleads Not Guilty

Phillip Garrido was expected to plead guilty to spare her a trial

(Newser) - The man accused of kidnapping 11-year-old Jaycee Lee Dugard, holding her captive for 18 years, and fathering her two children has made a surprise move by pleading not guilty in court today, reports the Los Angeles Times . Phillip Garrido had been expected to plead guilty to spare Dugard a trial... More »

Garridos Confess to Kidnapping Jaycee Dugard

Lawyer hopes Nancy will avoid life sentence

(Newser) - Phillip and Nancy Garrido have confessed to kidnapping Jaycee Lee Dugard and holding her for 18 years, Nancy's defense attorney says. The confession was made in an effort to reduce Nancy's sentence, the Los Angeles Times reports: Authorities have offered her a plea deal of nearly 242 years to life,... More »

Garridos: We Want to See Jaycee

Alleged kidnappers finally indicted in Jaycee Dugard case

(Newser) - It took more than a year after their arrest, but Phillip and Nancy Garrido have been indicted in the kidnapping of Jaycee Dugard . Nancy Garrido’s lawyer says a grand jury handed up the indictment this week after secret proceedings. Now the couple can be arraigned on the charges as... More »

Jaycee Dugard Doesn't Want Info on Kids Released

Seeks privacy for pair fathered by abductor

(Newser) - Jaycee Dugard is asking a northern California court to keep information about the two girls fathered by her alleged abductor private—though Phillip Garrido, accused along with his wife of holding Dugard, now 29, for 18 years, wants access to videotaped interviews with the girls for his defense. The two,... More »

Jaycee Dugard Set to Sue Calif.

Kidnap victim, her mother seek damages for parole lapses

(Newser) - Jaycee Dugard and her mother have filed claims against California’s Department of Corrections, seeking unspecified (but exceeding $25,000) financial damages for suffering they endured due to lapses by parole and other officials overseeing Philip Garrido, the man charged with abducting then-11-year-old Dugard and holding her captive for 18... More »

Phillip Garrido Irked Over Ankle Monitor in '08

Alleged Jaycee Dugard kidnapper pointed to 19-year clean record

(Newser) - Phillip Garrido complained in 2008 about having to wear a monitoring device because he had not been in trouble with the law for 19 years—nearly as long as he allegedly held Jaycee Dugard captive. Some 120 pages of newly released parole records paint a portrait of a convicted rapist... More »

Jaycee Dugard Diary: 'I Want to Be Free'

In excerpts, she yearned for her own life

(Newser) - California prosecutors today made public excerpts of a journal kept by Jaycee Dugard during her 18 years of captivity. The entries show a yearning for freedom but also demonstrate the amount of control Phillip Garrido wielded over her, reports MSNBC . "How can I ever tell him I want to... More »

Jaycee Likely to Testify Against Garridos

Lawyer says she's doing 'remarkably well' with family reunion

(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... More »

Latest Garrido Search Yields Little, Could End Tuesday

(Newser) - Today’s search of the property of Phillip and Nancy Garrido, charged in the rape and kidnap of Jaycee Dugard, found no evidence to link them to the 1980s disappearances of two other northern California girls, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Investigators will continue sifting through areas dug up after... More »

Dogs Might Have Found Human Remains at Garridos'

Two separate canines indicate scent; cops will delve further tomorrow

(Newser) - Two dogs trained to sniff out human remains, working separately, alerted police today to the possibility on the property belonging to northern California kidnap-rape suspects Phillip and Nancy Garrido, CNN reports. Authorities are also looking for evidence to connect the couple to the 1980s disappearances of girls from nearby towns,... More »

Jaycee Dugard: I Want My Pets Back

Menagerie includes two dogs, five cats, birds

(Newser) - Jaycee Dugard wants back a group of pets she raised while in captivity in a northern California backyard, animal-control officials tell the San Francisco Chronicle. “We are very hopeful that it’s going to happen as soon as possible,” one says of the menagerie, which includes two dogs,... More »

Garridos Suspect in 2 More Cases

Area cops looking to demolish home in search for evidence

(Newser) - Bay Area police are searching Philip Garrido’s home and adjacent properties for evidence of two kidnappings in the late 1980s similar to the abduction of Jaycee Dugard, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Nine-year-old Michaela Garecht was kidnapped in 1988 from nearby Hayward, while 13-year-old Ilene Misheloff was taken 2... More »

Bail for Garrido Set at $30M

Nancy Garrido ordered to be held without bail

(Newser) - A judge set bail at $30 million for Phillip Garrido today and ordered Nancy Garrido held without bail after deciding that the couple were likely to flee, the Sacramento Bee reports. Garrido couldn’t leave jail even if he could make bail, as he’s under a hold placed by... More »

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