MONSTER’S BLOG: Man Who Kidnapped Girl For 18 Years, And Fathered Two Children With Her, Blogged

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NEWS10 SACRAMENTO: News10 has found the blog of Phillip Garrido [pictured, above], one of the suspects in the 1991 abduction of Jaycee Dugard. He calls it “Voices Revealed” and you can click here to read it . On the blog Garrido has posts covering different facets of religion: from his ability to speak in tongues to explaining why people hear voices in their head. MORE

dugard_jaycee2.thumbnail.jpgCBS NEWS:  According to a Thursday press conference by California law enforcement officials, Jaycee Lee Dugard, who was kidnapped at the age of 11 in 1991, has been kept in a rudimentary shed in the backyard of her captors for the last 18 years and forced to bear two children at the hands of Phillip Garrido, a registered sex offender on lifetime federal parole. According to El Dorado County Under Sherriff Fred Kollar, Nancy Garrido was with her husband, Philip Garrido, 58, when he kidnapped Dugard while the girl was waiting for a school bus in 1991. Since then the girl has been forced to live in a “backyard within a backyard” that was accessible only through a series of tarps and sheds, which were erected to make Dugard and her children both unseen and unheard, said Kollar. None of the structures were visible from neighbors’ houses, which were not more than a few feet away. MORE

KCRA: In a telephone interview with KCRA 3, Garrido urged people to wait for more details about what took place at the house. “You are going to be completely impressed,” he said. “It’s a disgusting thing that took place with me at the beginning. But I turned my life completely around and to be able to understand that, you have to start there…What’s kept me busy the last several years is I’ve completely turned my life around,” Garrido told KCRA 3. “And you’re going to find the most powerful story coming from the witness, the victim — you wait. If you take this a psycho-small.thumbnail.jpgstep at a time, you’re going to fall over backwards and in the end, you’re going to find the most powerful heart-warming story.” MORE

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE: Ron Garrido said his brother’s wife, Nancy Garrido, who was also arrested, was “a robot” under her husband’s control. “She would do anything he asked her to,” said Ron Garrido, a former electrician and retired supervisor at the East Contra Costa Irrigation District. “I told my wife, ‘It’s no different from Manson and those girls.’ She was under his control.” The brothers grew up in Brentwood with their parents, Manuel and Pat Garrido. Their childhood was relatively unremarkable, he said, until Phillip Garrido began acting out, using LSD and dealing drugs. MORE

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