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Lawyer: Jaycee Dugard's captor to plead guilty

PLACERVILLE, California - An attorney in the case of a Northern California girl held captive for 18 years says defendant Phillip Garrido will plead guilty to all charges and his wife will go to trial unless she gets a better plea deal.

Lawyer Stephen Tapson, who represents defendant Nancy Garrido, said Monday her husband will make the guilty plea on Thursday at a pretrial conference.

Public defender Susan Gellman, who represents Phillip Garrido, did not immediately return a phone message seeking comment. El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson declined to comment.

The Garridos are each charged with 18 felony counts of false imprisonment, rape and child pornography.

They are accused of kidnapping 11-year-old Jaycee Dugard and holding her captive until their arrest in August 2009.

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