Couple accused in Jaycee Dugard kidnapping in court; dispute over suspect’s attorney continuesBy AP
Friday, December 11, 2009
Attorney dispute in Dugard case unresolved
PLACERVILLE, Calif. — It’s still unclear who will represent one of two people charged with kidnapping and raping Jaycee Dugard.
Phillip and Nancy Garrido, who have pleaded not guilty to the charges, appeared in El Dorado Superior Court on Friday, but a dispute over who will represent Nancy Garrido was not resolved.
Nancy Garrido’s original attorney, Gilbert Maines, was kicked off the case for allegedly discussing its details at his golf club and saying he would make money on a book or movie deal after the trial.
Maines denies the accusations and is fighting to stay on the case.
Meanwhile, Judge Douglas Phimister said the court had received more information from the district attorney’s office but sealed it out of concern it could prejudice the case. He scheduled another hearing for Jan. 21.
Information from: The Sacramento Bee, www.sacbee.com