Angry Jaycee Rues 'Stolen' Life as Garridos Sentenced

Phillip Garrido gets 431 years for kidnapping, rape
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 3, 2011 1:59 AM CDT

(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 I hope one day you will see that." Phillip Garrido was sentenced to 431 years, and wife Nancy got 36 years to life. The couple used a stun gun to seize the 11-year-old Dugard from a bus stop; they kept her captive for 18 years.

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Dugard, who was repeatedly raped by Phillip Garrido, was kept captive in the couple's backyard in Antioch, California, along with the two daughters her kidnapper fathered with her. "I hated every second of every day for 18 years," said Dugard. "You stole my life and that of my family." Garrido was the “poster child for sexual predator” and he “redefined the word ‘slavery,'" the judge said. Click for more details from her newly released testimony. (Read more Nancy Garrido stories.)

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