Hannah: Abductor wanted her to play Russian roulette

Hannah: Abductor wanted her to play Russian roulette


SAN DIEGO — In a televised interview slated to air Thursday, 16-year-old Lakeside kidnapping victim Hannah Anderson revealed more details about what she endured at the hands of a family friend-turned-tormentor.

Hannah-Anderson,-James-Lee-DiMaggioAmong the abuse inflicted on the El Capitan High School junior by Boulevard resident James Lee DiMaggio two months ago was a forcible game of Russian roulette with a gun he was wielding, Hannah told “Today” show anchor Savannah Guthrie.

“When it was my turn, I started crying and, like, was freaking out,” she said. “And he said, `Do you want to play?’ And I said, `No.’ And I started crying, and then he’s, like, `OK.’ And he stopped.”

In a preview of the interview released Tuesday, the NBC morning news program quotes Hannah as saying DiMaggio — whom she had known her entire life and thought of as an uncle — put his kidnapping plan into motion after…

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