September 1, 2009

Kidnapper set free in 1970s: why?

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Jaycee Lee Dugard’s alleged kidnapper served only 11 years of the 50-year federal sentence and life term he was given after being convicted of  kidnapping and rape for abducting and raping Katherine Callaway in South Lake Tahoe in the late 70s.

Prosecutors believe that, at a minimum, Phillip Garrido should have served 22 years.

No one could tell The Los Angeles Times why, despite having Maria L. La Ganga, Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Maura Dolan reporting on the story.

Garrido has been captured again after allegedly abducting Dugard as an 11 year-old, keeping her in their backyard for nearly 20 years and forcing her to bear two of his children. 

He and his his second wife, Nancy, 54, were charged with 29 counts of rape and kidnapping.

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