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Originally posted 05/09/2011 09:50AM
Jaycee Dugard is about to tell her whole painful story.
Dugard, now 31, who was kidnapped at the age of 11 by Phillip and Nancy Garrido and held captive for 18 years, during which time she bore him two children, will publish her memoir, A Stolen Life, on July 12.
The publisher, Simon & Schuster, says the book will detail "the full story of her ordeal" from her 1991 abduction to the present.
Originally posted 04/28/2011 03:00PM
Ending a sensational kidnapping case spanning two decades, Phillip and Nancy Garrido pleaded guilty Thursday to abducting Jaycee Dugard, who was held as a sex slave and gave birth to Phillip's two children.
As part of the plea negotiations, both Garridos gave lengthy confessions, recalling how they bought a stun gun in Reno in 1991, trolled South Lake Tahoe for a victim, and grabbed the 11-year-old Jaycee as she walked to her school bus.
The two, wearing red inmate jumpsuits, entered their pleas during an unscheduled, 35-minute hearing in El Dorado County Superior Court in Placerville, Calif.
Phillip Garrido listened attentively and asked the judge to repeat a statement about the irreversible nature of the pleas. Nancy Garrido sobbed throughout the hearing and at one point a bailiff handed her a tissue.
Plea DealAttorneys had been discussing the plea deal in earnest since earlier this year, after Phillip was found competent to stand trial.
Originally posted 04/07/2011 02:30PM
At the last minute, Phillip Garrido decided against pleading guilty – as had been expected – to Jaycee Dugard's kidnapping, with his lawyer citing problems with the grand jury.
Garrido, 60, instead entered a not guilty plea during a brief hearing in Placerville, Calif., on Thursday.
His attorney Susan Gellman said outside court she had issues with the racial and geographic makeup of the panel that last September indicted Phillip and wife Nancy Garrido for the 1991 abduction of the then-11-year-old girl, the Associated Press reports.
Originally posted 04/05/2011 02:40PM
Phillip Garrido, who recently fully confessed to his 1991 abduction of then-11-year-old Jaycee Dugard, will plead guilty on Thursday, an attorney in the case tells PEOPLE.
Having been found competent to stand trial, Garrido, 60, has little recourse to avoid being convicted, so he is sparing Jaycee and their daughters from having to testify against him, says Stephen Tapson, the attorney for Phillip's wife, Nancy Garrido, 55.
"He wants to spare Jaycee from testifying and he's sorry for his crimes," Tapson says.
Originally posted 03/01/2011 06:00PM
Phillip and Nancy Garrido have given lengthy police interviews confessing to the 1991 abduction of Jaycee Dugard, who attended a confessional session and met Nancy face-to-face afterwards – leaving Nancy in tears, an attorney says.
Originally posted 02/04/2011 06:45AM
A judge on Thursday found Phillip Garrido mentally competent to stand trial for the 1991 abduction of Jaycee Dugard.
Although Garrido's defense attorney Susan Gellman had earlier proposed a jury trial to resolve the question, Gellman softened her stance and allowed El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Douglas Phimister to rule on the issue after doctors who examined Garrido found him capable of understanding the proceedings and participating in his defense.
Originally posted 09/27/2010 10:55AM
Jaycee Dugard's incredible story of survival during 18 years of captivity until her 2009 rescue, will be published next year. And the author: Dugard herself.
Publisher Simon & Schuster said in a release that Dugard, now 30, will tell of her life from the time of her 1991 abduction to how she is faring now. Financial terms of her book deal were not divulged.
"When I read the pages, I was moved and inspired by the raw power of Jaycee Dugard's voice, her strength and her resilience," Simon & Schuster head Jonathan Karp said about the manuscript in progress.
Originally posted 09/23/2010 12:55PM
A grand jury has indicted Phillip and Nancy Garrido in the kidnapping and rape of Jaycee Dugard, who was taken from her South Lake Tahoe home 19 years earlier, an attorney says.
The panel concluded its review of the case earlier this week and an arraignment will be scheduled, says attorney Stephen Tapson, who represents Nancy. Tapson says he was surprised by the indictment.
"I had assumed they weren't going to," Tapson says. "I'm surprised they waited so long."
Originally posted 08/26/2010 06:00PM
It was one year ago Thursday that authorities rescued Jaycee Dugard from a sex offender and reunited her with the mom who hadn't seen her in 18 years.
The anniversary is a "happy time" for family members who prayed for her for so many years, says her step-grandmother, Wilma Probyn. "Jaycee continues her life in private," she says.
Now 30, Dugard is making progress in her therapy sessions while writing in her journal, family spokeswoman Nancy Seltzer tells KTXL-TV in Sacramento.
"She has a talent for it and she wants to pursue it," says Seltzer, who adds that Jaycee is interested in starting a foundation for victimized children.
Originally posted 07/08/2010 12:50PM
Parole agents spoke with Jaycee Dugard during her alleged 18-year captivity but failed to follow up, according to a report by the California state attorney general's office.
Dugard, 30, who officials say was kidnapped by parolee Phillip Garrido when she was 11, also told authorities that state agents had talked to her eldest daughter, one of two girls fathered by her alleged kidnapper, The Associated Press reports. The report did not mention exactly when Dugard spoke to the parole agents.
Lawmakers saw the report before approving Dugard for a $20 million settlement. The former Lake Tahoe resident had filed claims with the California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board, accusing the state of not adequately supervising Garrido while he was on parole for a previous kidnapping and rape conviction.
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