Nancy Garrido gets 36 years to life in Jaycee Dugard kidnapping
Phillip and Nancy Garrido abducted Jaycee Dugard when she was 11 years old.
June 2nd, 2011
01:15 PM ET

Nancy Garrido gets 36 years to life in Jaycee Dugard kidnapping

[Updated at 1:15 p.m.] Nancy Garrido was sentenced to 36 years to life in prison for her role in the kidnapping and sexual assault of Jaycee Dugard, Garrido's attorney said Thursday.

She and her husband, Phillip Garrido, held Dugard captive from the time the girl was 11 until she was 29.

Phillip Garrido also is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday in an El Dorado County, California, court.

The married couple pleaded guilty in late April in El Dorado Superior Court to the kidnapping and sexual assault of Dugard, whom they held captive from age 11 until she was 29.

They abducted Dugard when she was 11, and held her in a hidden compound on their home's grounds in Antioch, California.

Dugard was snatched from the street in front of her home in South Lake Tahoe, California, in 1991. Authorities found her in 2009.

Phillip Garrido, a registered sex offender on parole at the time of his arrest, is accused of fathering two daughters with Dugard during her captivity.

California law doesn't provide for a death penalty for the offenses committed by the Garridos, District Attorney Vern Pierson said in April.

Phillip Garrido, 60, pleaded guilty to one count of kidnapping and 13 counts of sexual assault, Pierson said. He faces a maximum possible sentence of 431 years to life in prison and he has waived his right to appeal, Pierson said.

Nancy Garrido, 55, pleaded guilty to one count of kidnapping, one count of rape by force, and to California's "one strike" rape law, Pierson said.

Her sentence is the maximum possible based upon the sentencing laws in 1991, Pierson said.

Nancy Garrido also has waived her right to appeal, prosecutors said. Her plea was offered contingent upon Phillip Garrido pleading guilty and waiving his right to appeal, prosecutors said.

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  1. Gorilla #16 Disgusted at CNN for not controlling trolls

    @ Name-jacking troll. Did you call your psychiatrist the other day, like you were told?

    Please log off the computer now, phone your psychiatrist, and tell him how sad you are. Tell him about how you like to share the misery with others in childish ways. Tell him how you just wish it would all end. Tell him that you wish you had an interesting life, so you wouldn't feel so compelled to do these things. Tell him how you are jealous of other people for having interesting lives.

    June 2, 2011 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  2. CSnSC

    Yeah, I dmt get it either, seen some pretty tame comments deleted but this troll has free run. And with school out for summer he'll have all day to troll

    June 2, 2011 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jinx

    Unfortunately, Nancy Garrido had to be sentences according to the laws of 1991.
    That, in itself, is a travesty, as her crime continued for so many years after 1991.
    She should be sentences according to the laws that were in place when she got CAUGHT!!!

    June 2, 2011 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jeff Frank ( R-Ohio )

    Phillip Garrido 60, faces 431 years to life. Some how I just can't imagine him serving the entire sentence, then by some quark of fate, living through it and getting out on parole when he's 491 years old, to get a day job at Mc Donalds. Seriously though...he'll most likely miss his first Social Security check, that is if he ever worked a day in his life. As a matter of fact, after the first six months, after they lock him up, he'll be killed.

    June 2, 2011 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jinx

    @Jeff Frank:
    Agreed.

    June 2, 2011 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Angie

    Two, sick, twisted, discusting, evil individuals.

    June 2, 2011 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jazzzzz

    To Gorilla #16 I called the doctor. He said you have not been to your therapy for two months and for you to call him for an appointment.

    June 2, 2011 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Cesar

    Poor girl, at least she's alive.

    June 3, 2011 at 5:57 am | Report abuse |
  9. Bob

    Oh darn i thought it was Nancy Grace the world would be so much better without her biased views about white women and how blacks are crap. and God bless this girl.

    June 3, 2011 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
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