Suspect in Jaycee Dugard kidnapping due in court |

Suspect in Jaycee Dugard kidnapping due in court

The Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif.-The man accused of raping a girl after kidnapping her from outside her South Lake Tahoe home when she was 11 is due to appear Friday in El Dorado Superior Court.

The Sacramento Bee reports the public defender for 59-year-old Phillip Garrido has previously expressed doubts about her client’s competence and may try to convince a judge Garrido is mentally incompetent to stand trial.

Garrido and his wife, Nancy, are charged with 29 counts of kidnapping, rape and false imprisonment in the 1991 disappearance of Jaycee Dugard. Prosecutors say the couple held her captive in a backyard jumble of tents and sheds for nearly two decades until they were arrested in August 2009.

Dugard is now 30.

Authorities say she bore two daughters to Garrido while being held.

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