PLACERVILLE, CA - New attorneys representing Jaycee Dugard and her two daughters have filed court documents seeking a protective order for their clients based on Marsy's Law.
Marsy's Law or Proposition 9, was passed by California voters in November 2008 and includes provisions to prevent disclosure of victim information to defendants and their counsel.
Prosecutors for the El Dorado County district attorney had also previously objected to a motion by suspect Phillip Garrido to have contact with the daughters he fathered with Dugard.
Garrido and his wife Nancy Garrido face 29 charges of kidnapping, imprisonment, rape, and lewd and lascivious behavior. Dugard was abducted from her South Lake Tahoe neighborhood in June 1991. She was discovered to be alive last August, apparently living in the backyard of the Garridos' Antioch home with her two daughters.
In the documents filed April 5, Dugard's private counsel Shawn Chapman Holley also objected to the disclosure of information about her client and her daughters to the Garridos or anyone representing them.
Holley also objected to a court decision in February to appoint separate lawyers for Dugard's daughters. The judge gave the girls their own lawyers because Phillip Garrido's attorney has sought access to interviews they gave authorities.
Garrido's court-appointed attorney has previously filed an objection to the prosecution's request for a protective order for Dugard.
The Garridos' next court hearing has been scheduled for April 15 in El Dorado County Superior Court. Both defendants remain jailed with bail set at $30 million for Phillip Garrido and $20 million for Nancy Garrido.