The Garridos’ defense lawyers have filed a motion trying to force prosecutors to reveal where Jaycee is living and if she has an attorney. The hearing is set for Friday, February 26th.
Can you imagine being snatched off the street at 11-years-old? By a woman no less? Then being taken to a strange house, forced to live in the back yard and raped repeatedly by the woman’s husband?
Still, it’s not so bad. You write in your diary that Phil and Nancy gave you a cat for your birthday … something no one else would do.
Three years later, you give birth to a baby girl. At 17, you have another baby. Somewhere in between there’s another entry in your diary: How many times is he allowed to take it away from me? I am afraid he doesn’t see how the things he says makes me a prisoner.
After ten years of emotionally connecting with your captor, you write: I don’t want to hurt him … sometimes I think my very presence hurts him. So how can I ever tell him how I want to be free. Free to come and go as I please. Free to say I have a family. I will never cause him pain if it’s in my power to prevent it. FREE.
Life in the back yard continued for another eight years before Phillip and Nancy Garrido are finally arrested. He had hatched a plan for the two of you to stay connected if anyone ever found out. Only, you have had months of that Freedom you wrote about and life is different now. You never want anything to do with those people again.
May Your Glass Always Be Half Full
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