DA wants access to Garrido psych interview tape
PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) – Prosecutors are seeking access to an audiotaped interview of the man accused of kidnapping Jaycee Dugard to help them prepare their case over his mental competency.
The interview of Phillip Garrido was conducted by a court-appointed psychologist last month.
The El Dorado County judge ordered the tape sealed until the psychologist issues his written report, expected in early February. But prosecutors say that would give them insufficient time before the jury trial that will decide the competency issue.
According to court documents posted Monday, prosecutors are asking the judge to reconsider his order and release the tape to them.
Garrido and his wife, Nancy, are charged with kidnapping Dugard and holding her captive for 18 years.