Phillip Garrido and co-defendant wife, Nancy have been sentenced to life on June 2, because they kidnapped and imprisoned Jaycee Dugard for 18 years, who bore two daughters fathered by Phillip, when she was still a teenager.
A court in Placerville, California sentenced Phillip, 59, to 431 years in prison, whereas Nancy earned 36 years in prison.
Details about the kidnapping of 11-year-old Dugard, and her imprisonment are being released in Grand Jury transcripts.
Jaycee Dugard was kidnapped by the Garridos on June 10, 1991. At that time she was walking on the street to catch a school bus. Phillip used a stun gun, while Nancy grabbed the girl. “All the sudden his hand shoots out of the window and I’m shocked and I stumble back into the bushes... I feel my whole body is … wouldn’t work. It was tingly and I can’t … nothing works” Jaycee recalled.
Garrido used different psychological tactics, a stun gun, several ferocious dogs to lock the girl in a dirty yard filled with tents, keeping her from escaping.
Garrido also raped her many times. Sometimes it would last up to 3 days, about every other week.
Garrido told Dugard that he kidnapped her to prevent himself from hurting someone else. Dugard told the Grand Jury, “Because Phillip always said, you know, in the beginning he said I was helping him, and that, you know, he had a sex problem, and that, you know, he got me so he wouldn’t have to do this to anybody else, so I was helping him.”
When the Grand Jury hearing asked Dugard why she didn’t escape, she said, “I just felt like there was no other place for me.”
In August 2009, Phillip brought Dugard and two girls to UC Berkeley, the police discovered her identity.
Dugard chooses not to be present in the court for the sentencing, because she “refuse to waste another second” of her life, but her mother Terry Probyn read a statement from her. She said, “I hated every second of every day of 18 years because of you and the sexual perversion you forced on me.”
Probyn also made a teary statement in the court. She said after her baby was lost, “all my dreams turned to nightmares.
”I lived in hell on earth,” Probyn said.
After their sentencing, the judge released the Grand Jury transcripts, deleting 34 pages of the 157, because there were so “disgusting” and amounted to what the District Attorney called “pornography.”
Her family received a $20 million settlement in 2009 from the state. Now Dugard lives in a undisclosed place and plans to publish a memoir about her life entitled “A stolen life” next month.