Jaycee’s kidnappers sentenced

According to CBS News, Phillip got 431 years to life in prison and Nancy got 36 years to life. The San Francisco Chronicle has a good article about the case as well. Nancy will become eligible for parole in 2040, by which time she will be 84 years old. Phillip, on the other hand, ain’t never gettin’ out.

Jaycee read a statement saying she had “hated every second of every day for 18 years” and that the Garridos “stole my life and that of my family.” But she’s happy now and they don’t matter to her anymore. Go, Jaycee!

I’m so glad that the criminal process didn’t drag out forever like it did with Elizabeth Smart. Though it’s all relative. Jaycee was found in August of 2009 — almost two years ago. 22 months is hardly what I could call a quick resolution. Brian David Mitchell was mentally incompetent for a long time, then he had to go to trial, which is why it took so long for Elizabeth. But I don’t understand what took so long in this case. It’s not like there was ever any doubt as to the Garridos’ guilt.

5 thoughts on “Jaycee’s kidnappers sentenced

  1. Celeste June 2, 2011 / 9:08 pm

    Good. Now if only the California judicial system would just keep this sexual lunatic behind bars where he belongs then the world would be a whole lot better. 😦

  2. Justin June 2, 2011 / 9:59 pm

    I hope he is put in General Population of whatever prison he is incarcerated in. You just know there will be plenty of inmates there who will want to spent some “Quality Time” with that scuz once they figure out who he is.

  3. CarlK90245 June 3, 2011 / 12:35 am

    Terry Probyn’s statement was powerful. I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall to see (1) her reaction when she received the phone call to tell her that Jaycee had been found, and (2) the reunion.

    Even two years later, I still get a little teary-eyed when I think of what a beautiful moment that must have been.

  4. Celeste June 3, 2011 / 8:41 pm

    But the judicial system still failed Jaycee and her girls big time. This guy had done this before and who even knows how many other people were victimized by this lunatic?
    I hope that Jaycee has an order of protection against this guy so that he can’t harm her or her children ever again. 😦

    • Meaghan June 3, 2011 / 9:00 pm

      I don’t think you can get an order of protection against someone serving life in prison. What the point?

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