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Jaycee Dugard Case Derailed After Lawyer Claims Jury Was Improperly Selected

PLACERVILLE, Calif. — An expected guilty plea by a convicted sex offender accused of kidnapping and raping a girl when she was 11 and holding her captive for 18 years was derailed Thursday when his lawyer alleged a grand jury was improperly…

PLACERVILLE, Calif. — An expected guilty plea by a convicted sex offender accused of kidnapping and raping a girl when she was 11 and holding her captive for 18 years was derailed Thursday when his lawyer alleged a grand jury was improperly selected and acted inappropriately.

Public defender Susan Gellman, who represents defendant Phillip Garrido, made the claim during a brief hearing where Garrido and his wife and co-defendant Nancy Garrido entered not guilty pleas to kidnapping, rape and other charges contained in an amended indictment.

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