Judge: Man accused of kidnapping Jaycee Dugard competent for trial
Phillip and Nancy Garrido are accused of holding Jaycee Dugard captive for nearly two decades.
February 3rd, 2011
05:57 PM ET

Judge: Man accused of kidnapping Jaycee Dugard competent for trial

A California man accused of kidnapping then-11-year-old Jaycee Dugard and holding her captive for nearly two decades is competent to stand trial, a judge ruled Thursday.

Phillip Garrido faces charges including kidnapping, rape and false imprisonment.

Dugard was snatched in 1991 from the street in front of her home in South Lake Tahoe, California. Authorities accuse Garrido and his wife, Nancy, of holding Dugard in a hidden compound behind their home for 18 years.

Dugard was 29 when she was found in August 2009 at the Garridos' home in Antioch, about 120 miles from her house.

Nancy Garrido pleaded not guilty late last year to charges in connection with the case, and proceedings against her husband were suspended last year until a determination about his competency could be made.

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  1. mad hater

    That would be trippy

    February 3, 2011 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  2. bianca

    I am a mother of 4 girls from the ages 15 to 2 and what i would do to the people who would take my kids lets just say the courts wouldnt have to deal with them and people think im crazy bc my kids even the 15 yr old dont leave my sight but unfortunatly it happens but those people need to well do something with them other than use our tax money they dont deserve our money they should get the death penelty but my thoughts and prayers goes out to the jaycee family and all the other families with missing children or adults

    February 4, 2011 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
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