Phillip Garrido sends first letter from jail

September 30, 2009 7:36:19 PM PDT
A hand-written jailhouse letter reveals Phillip Garrido is making an appeal to get legal help for Jaycee Dugard.

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He and his wife Nancy are accused of abducting Jaycee-- and keeping her captive for 18 years.

In the letter, it appears Phillip Garrido still sees himself as Dugard's protector. The rambling letter was addressed to a local Sacramento-area television station and it was postmarked September 29th and received on Wednesday.

It came from the El Dorado County jail where Garrido is being held on bail and addressed to attorneys at KCRA TV. It appears to be authentic and it expresses concern that an attorney is not present during Jaycee Dugard's questioning.

In the letter, Garrido wrote: "JC Dugard's free speech rights are being violated. Please consider this request to contact her at your earliest possible date."

He also added: "Her two children were witnessing the same treatment for them as well."

Garrido is still being held on $30 million bail for charges related to the 1991 kidnapping and rape of then 12-year-old Dugard. She surfaced in August with two children, police say, were fathered by Garrido.

KCRA spoke to Jaycee Dugard's stepfather, who on Wednesday said the letter is 'stupid' and it was Garrido who violated her civil rights a long time ago.

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