California abductor has JW link

by Not Feeling It 11 Replies latest watchtower child-abuse

  • Not Feeling It
    Not Feeling It

    Anyone hear about the CA abductor having a JW link via his wife? I heard something from Geraldo Rivera on TV this morning. His wife is/was associated. Sorry if this is old news here.

  • crapola

    Yeah, my mom told me she heard that. Said that it proves we are right! Persecution for the Witnesses. I just rolled my eyes, could'nt even begin to believe she is so silly as to believe that.

  • Peppermint

    I would guess everyone could find a JW link somwhere.

  • insearchoftruth
  • Peppermint

    Interesting bit:

    "Nancy Garrido, like Rosemary West, might also come from an abusive family herself. It is significant that so far we have heard nothing from her parents or relatives - unusual in a high profile case such as this.

    What we do know is that Nancy seems to have been raised as a Jehovah's Witness. She met Garrido - who was then serving 50 years for the rape and abduction of a 25-year-old casino waitress in Reno, Nevada in 1977 - while visiting an uncle who was also a prisoner at Levenworth prison in Kansas."

  • undercover

    The article says she was raised as a JW but doesn't say she was a current JW.

    Did her JW upbringing have anything to do with how she became the way she did? Possibly, but not as much as her getting involved with the man she married.

    Personally, I won't bring up the JW connection if I'm discussing this with dub family. They'll just go on about how her life fell apart by not remaining a JW. I'd rather not give them fuel to preach by.

  • BluesBrother

    It seems a vague connection so far..but watch with interest. According to what we read, she would have been in her thirties when she married him, even if she did possibly have a "J W upbringing"

    BTW , is it normal for a person visiting an uncle in jail to be allowed to mingle with and get to know another prisoner who is convicted of a serious sex crime? .......perhaps there is more to that as well

  • purplesofa

    How Garrido got out the first time

    here is the paragraph

    When Garrido subsequently appealed his sentence, however, his lawyer said he was getting help in prison and had become a Jehovah's Witness. In a handwritten letter to a judge in March 1978, Garrido said he was ready for a chance to "get my life in line."

    "I am so ashamed of my past. But my future is now in controle (sic)," he wrote.

  • Ultimate Reality
    Ultimate Reality


    Any here at Bethel that can confirm his JW status? I have to think the Public Information Office telephone in Brooklyn is ringing with inquiring minds...

  • goonie37

    It's kinda like the "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon". There should a game started called "The Six Degrees of Jehovah's Witnesses". I'm sure you could probably take anybody and connect them with a JW.

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