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New indictments in Jaycee Dugard kidnapping case

October 1, 2010 |  2:26 pm


A grand jury has indicted the couple accused of kidnapping and raping Jaycee Dugard on 19 counts.

Phillip and Nancy Garrido initially faced 29 counts of kidnapping, rape and false imprisonment. Officials have not released any details of the revised charges.

The indictments were announced Friday during a hearing for Nancy Garrido, according to Fox 40 Sacramento. Her lawyers entered a plea of not guilty. Criminal proceedings against her husband have been suspended to evaluate his mental competency.

The grand jury indictment means prosecutors will bypass the preliminary hearing and that Dugard likely won't have to take the stand until the trial.

Photo: Phillip Garrido. Credit: Fox 40 Sacramento