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The Case of Jaycee Lee Dugard

Background and Current Developments


Jaycee Lee Dugard

Jaycee Lee Dugard

On June 10, 1991, Jaycee Lee Dugard was a 11-year-old, four-foot, six-inch blonde with blue eyes. She was last seen waiting at a school bus stop near her in South Lake Tahoe, California. Witnesses said they saw her being abducted by a man and woman in an automobile.

Current Developments

Jaycee Lee Dugard Sues Feds
Sept. 22, 2011
The California woman who was kidnapped when she was 11 and held captive for 18 years while having two children by her abductor has filed a lawsuit against federal parole officials for not properly supervising the convicted sex offender. Jaycee Lee Dugard claims she would not have had to endure years of captivity if Phillip Garrido has been properly supervised.

Jaycee Dugard's Kidnappers Sentenced
June 2, 2011
A registered sex offender, who kidnapped and raped a 11-year-old California girl and held her captive for 18 years while fathering two children with her, has been sentenced to prison for the remainder of his life. Phillip Garrido's wife Nancy was sentenced to 36 years to life, two years for every year they held Jaycee captive.

Previous Developments

Garridos Plead Guilty in Jaycee Dugard Case
April 28, 2011
A California couple who snatched an 11-year-old girl near a school bus stop in 1991 and kept her for 18 years have entered guilty pleas for kidnapping and rape. The plea deal will spare Jaycee Dugard, 30, and her two daughters, 13 and 16, from testifying against Phillip and Nancy Garrido.

Surprise Plea in Jaycee Dugard Case
April 7, 2011
A California couple entered not guilty pleas to charges related to the kidnapping of Jaycee Dugard, whom they held for 18 years. Nancy Garrido was expected to plead not guilty, but her husband Phillip Garrido was expected to plea guilty to all charges.

Plea Deals Near in Jaycee Dugard Case?
Feb. 28, 2011
A defense attorney for a California couple charged with kidnapping Jaycee Dugard and holding her for 18 years said the defendants have given detailed confessions to investigators. Phillip and Nancy Garrido answered hours of questions by detectives in the past month, he said, indicating that a plea deal may be forthcoming.

Jaycee's Kidnapper Ruled Competent
Feb. 3, 2011
A California man accused of kidnapping an 11-year-old girl and holding her for 18 years has been ruled mentally competent to stand trial for the crime. Phillip Garrido is now mentally stable enough to be tried for the abduction of Jaycee Lee Dugard in 1991.

Jaycee Dugard Offered $20 Million Settlement
July 6, 2010
A California woman who was abducted at age 11 and held for 18 years by a man who was supposed to be under parole supervision during much of that time has been offered a $20 million lawsuit settlement by the State of California. Lawmakers approved the settlement offer for the family of Jaycee Dugard to be paid out of the state's general fund.

Jaycee Dugard Suspects Can Talk, Judge Rules
Feb. 25, 2010
A California judge has ruled that a couple accused of the kidnapping of Jaycee Dugard and holding her captive for 18 years can talk with each other while awaiting trial. Prosecutors and jail officials had opposed the request by attorneys for Phillip and Nancy Garrido.

Jaycee Dugard Suspects Want to Visit
Feb. 5, 2010
Attorneys for a California couple who are accused of kidnapping 11-year-old Jaycee Dugard have filed motions that would allow them to visit each other in jail. Painting the defendants as a "close, caring family," attorneys argue that they should be allowed to have visits like other jail inmates.

Jaycee Dugard Prepared to Testify
Sept. 24, 2009
A California woman who spent 18 years in captivity after being abducted at age 11 is prepared to testify against her accused kidnappers, her attorney said. Jaycee Dugard initially had mixed emotions about her kidnappers being arrested, he said.

Investigation Continues in Jaycee Dugard Case
Aug. 30, 2009
Investigators searched the home and property where Jaycee Lee Dugard was held captive for 18 years and expanded their search to an adjacent property looking for clues in other open cases of missing persons. On Friday, Phillip and Nancy Garrido pleaded not guilty to 29 counts, including forcible abduction, rape and false imprisonment.

Kidnapped Girl Found After 18 Years
Aug. 27, 2009
For years, she smiled from her FBI missing child poster, one of those children that had been missing so long no one expected her to ever be found alive. But Jaycee Lee Dugard turned up today at a California police station 18 years after she disappeared from a school bus stop in 1991.

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