Jaycee Lee Dugard's kidnapper Phillip Garrido was sentenced to 431 years in prison today. If only he could serve all of that and then some.
His wife Nancy also earned 36 years Thursday in a Placerville, Calif., courtroom. If nothing else, neither should enjoy another second of freedom.
The husband and wife both pleaded guilty to kidnapping Jaycee Dugard from a Lake Tahoe, Calif., bus stop when the poor girl was just 11.
Jaycee was held as a prisoner in their backyard for 18 years and was raped repeatedly, giving birth to two daughters over that time.
He impregnated Jaycee for the first time when she was just 13, and again at age 16 and she gave birth both times to daughters.
Since her miraculous discovery and escape, she lives with her mom and the two girls. You have to see this 2009 Jaycee Dugard photo.
Jaycee was not in the court for the sentencing, but her mother Terry Probyn read a statement from her before the sentencing:“To Phillip Garrido, I hated every second of every day of 18 years because of you. To you Nancy, I have nothing to say.”
Probyn also addressed the court, tearfully asking:
“How could someone take away the one person in the world I loved so deeply? Where is she? Is she hungry? Is she cold? Is she hurt? My baby was gone and all my dreams turned to nightmares."
"She was a vulnerable child and I was unable to help her."
“During 18 years away, I could hear her crying, not with my ears, but with my heart. I could feel her pain, not with my body, but with my heart. I lived in hell on earth. It was you Nancy Garrido and Phillip Garrido that broke my heart.”
Those 431 years seem almost lenient.