©6-2-2011 by Donna Cunningham, MSW
Today, June 2, 2011, was the sentencing of Phillip and Nancy Garrido for the abduction and 18 years of imprisonment and sexual abuse of Jaycee Dugard. Phillip Garrido, 60, received a sentence of 431 years to life in prison, while Nancy Garrido, 55, was sentenced to 36 years to life in prison.
In addition to reading a victim impact statement by her daughter, Terry Probyn delivered her own statement at the sentencing of Phillip and Nancy Garrido, June 2, 2011. Here is part of it, as reported in the MercuryNews.com online:
“I am Terry Probyn, and my oldest daughter is Jaycee Lee Dugard. On May 3rd, 1980, at 10:52 at night, Jaycee was born, my precious little baby daughter: healthy and happy to be here, a true miracle and certainly a gift from God.
All 6 pounds, 4 ounces, she was mine to love, to nurture, to take care of. She was a part of me, my pride and joy — blonde hair, blue eyes, my sweet baby girl. She would smile and coo, and my whole world lit up. I lived and breathed for that baby. She is what life is worth living for.
And then, on June, 10th, 1991, my world went dark. My sunshine was taken away”
It’s not entirely clear where she was born, but one of the missing children websites gives her birthplace as Anaheim, CA, so the chart below is calculated for that location. (http://www.helpfindthemissing.org/forum/showthread.php?t=13564) The family was living inSouth Lake Tahoe when she was taken at age 11.
A photo of Garrido’s parole papers in a slide show on MercuryNews.com gives his date of birth as April 5, 1951.
See the rest of her mother’s statement here: The statement of Terry Probyn, Dugard’s mother.
Jaycee’s own statement is here: The victim impact statement of Jaycee Dugard, as read in court by her mother, June 2, 2011.
Readers, feel free to do with this information what you will. I am on a heavy writing deadline and not available, but did want to pass this along. Donna