A "heartwarming tale"

The twisted reality of alleged child kidnapper Phillip Garrido

According to police, Phillip Garrido and his wife kept Jaycee Lee Dugard in tents and sheds in a confined backyard for 18 years after the 11-year-old was kidnapped in 1991. There, it is reported, she gave birth to two children, both now in their teens. None of them went to school, saw a doctor or had any real contact with the outside world. Yet Garrido says the story is sugar and spice: “In the end, this is going to be a powerful, heartwarming story. Wait till you hear the story of what took place at this house. You’re going to be absolutely impressed.”

San Francisco Chronicle (“Police: Kidnap suspect fathered victim’s kids”)

San Francisco Chronicle (“Kidnap suspect had criminal past, brother says”)

San Francisco Chronicle (“Cops searched home, but didn’t see compound”)

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