Garridos Get One Yes and One No From Judge

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    A judge has denied a request for kidnapping suspects Phillip and Nancy Garrido to visit one another in jail.

    However, the judge did grant the couple two more phone calls on a date yet to be set.

    The Garridos are accused of the abduction of Jaycee Lee Dugard, who was found last year in the Bay Area. She was kidnapped as a girl in 1991 from the El Dorado County community of Meyers and held against her will for about 18 years, prosecutors said.

    Phillip Garrido, a sex offender, is accused of fathering two daughters with Dugard.

    The Garridos are scheduled to face a preliminary hearing on Oct. 7.

    In court on Thursday, El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson said he has evidence that Nancy Garrido was under the control of Phillip Garrido. Pierson said he is willing to share details with Nancy's Garrido's attorney.

    The judge relieved the court-appointed counsel for Dugard's two girls because the children are being represented by Shawn Chapman Holley, the same Southern California attorney who is representing Dugard.

    The judge also signed a protective order that prohibits the Garridos and their attorneys from contacting Dugard. The Garridos' attorneys may contact Holley.

    The Garridos' defense earlier asked that the district attorney turn over interview tapes of Dugard and her girls. The judge ordered that the defense be provided a copy only of the interview with Dugard.

    The judge said the defense may listen to interviews with Dugard's children, but may not have a copy.

    KCRA.com contributed to this report.