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Originally posted 07/14/2011 11:15AM
Several disturbing home videos of young children frolicking in public, made by Jaycee Dugard's abductors two decades ago, have been released by the El Dorado County district attorney's office as part of an attempt to prevent similar tragedies from happening in the future.
Two clips feature young children playing in public in the late '80s or early '90s, California's Mountain Democrat reports.
One shows Phillip Garrido playing a guitar and singing in park, although the camera is focused on the kids playing in the background.
Originally posted 07/06/2011 08:00AM
The memories are vividly clear for Jaycee Dugard. From the day she was kidnapped by Phillip Garrido in June 1991 to her miraculous rescue 18 years later, Dugard's will to survive never faltered.
PEOPLE has covered her kidnapping, years of captivity in Antioch, Calif., her tearful reunion with her family and the revelation that years of sexual abuse resulted in two pregnancies, the first when she was only 14.
PEOPLE's latest issue has exclusive excerpts from the now 31-year-old's memoir, A Stolen Life.
Originally posted 06/02/2011 08:30PM
With her abductors pleading guilty and sentenced to life in prison, the details are finally coming out about the fear and pain that the then-11-year-old Jaycee Dugard endured during her kidnapping.
Dugard, now 31, described her ordeal in testimony before a grand jury last September, and on Thursday the court released a heavily redacted transcript. But even in the shortened form, the transcript's account – the first to be made public – is chilling.
Originally posted 06/02/2011 02:10PM
Jaycee Dugard broke her silence about her 18 years in captivity, lashing out at her abductors in a statement read in court Thursday by her mother.
"I chose not to be here today because I refuse to waste another second of my life in your presence," she said in the remarks read at the sentencing for Phillip and Nancy Garrido. "Everything you ever did was wrong and I hope one day you will see that."
"I hated every day for 18 years," the statement continues. "You stole my life and that of my family."
As she read, Dugard's mother Terry Probyn became increasingly upset. Her voice got louder until she finally shouted, "I hate you … for the torment you put my family through!"
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 02/25/2010 03:30PM
Phillip Garrido isn't a master manipulator who sends coded messages to victim Jaycee Dugard, as prosecutors contend – he's mentally ill, Garrido's own lawyer says in a new court document.
El Dorado County Deputy Public Defender Susan Gellman filed the motion on Wednesday, after the prosecution asked the court not to allow Garrido to communicate with his wife, co-defendant Nancy Garrido, in jail, and to block the defense from being able to communicate with Dugard or to know where she and her daughters are hiding.
A judge is due to rule on the motions Friday in a pretrial hearing for the Garridos, who are charged with abducting Jaycee more than 18 years ago (when she was 11) and keeping her as Garrido's sex slave.
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