PLACERVILLE, Calif. – Six news organizations are seeking to have a California judge unseal grand jury transcripts and other documents in the Jaycee Lee Dugard kidnapping case.
In a motion filed Tuesday, The Associated Press, The Sacramento Bee, the Hearst Corp., Gannett Co. Inc., the Los Angeles Times and the Bay Area News Group all ask El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Douglas Phimister to unseal the documents.
Phillip and Nancy Garrido are accused of kidnapping Dugard in 1991, when she was 11, and holding her captive in their backyard until she was found in August 2009.
In the motion, San Francisco-based attorney Karl Olson says there is "no justification for sealing any records" in the case against the Garridos.
In a lawsuit earlier this year, Olson successfully forced state corrections officials to release Phillip Garrido's parole records.