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.