Seems like every few weeks, another human monster reaches the end of the road with his deranged fantasies... like the elderly racist who took his long gun to the Holocaust Museum. Or that middle-aged loner who shot up a ladies’ gym class.
Both of those men had an Internet presence long before their final bloody outbursts. So, too, did Phillip Garrido, the convicted sex offender at the center of America’s latest true-crime drama.
Garrido and his wife are accused of snatching an 11-year-old girl off the street in 1991... and keeping her as a sex slave in a back-yard shed for 18 years.
The girl, Jaycee Lee Dugard, bore two children by Phillip Garrido. She and the children are now free. The Garridos are under arrest.
And yes... Phillip Garrido has a blog. It’s called Voices Revealed.
In his last post, on August 14, Garrido wrote: “[T]he Creator has given me the ability to speak in the tongue of angels in order to provide a wake-up call that will in time include the salvation of the entire world.
“You too can witness what the world believe’s is impossible to produce! email: firstname.lastname@example.org. DON’T MISS OUT!”
Today, that blog post is attracting comments such as these:
“I hope you rot in jail and burn in Hell.”
“I really hope every last thing you did to that poor kid is done to you when you enter jail.”
“What a complete piece of shit. I think a torture treatment performed each day, in public viewing is what this asshole deserves.”
Strange how the internets grant us such intimate access, almost in real time, to the monsters in our midsts.
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