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Jaycee Dugard's Kidnapper Found Mentally Competent For Trial

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Phillip Garrido, who held Jaycee Dugard captive at his home for 18 years, has been found mentally competent to stand trial. However, he could avoid a trial — and a life sentence — if his plea bargain is successful.


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Yeah, cuz here's the thing: if you're mentally competent enough to hide a kidnapped girl for almost 20 years, you know what the fuck you're doing. It's really, really hard to be declared mentally incompetent or try for an insanity defense.