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The Getty kidnapping, part 4


As we have seen, John Paul Getty III was kidnapped in Rome on July 10, 1973. He remained a hostage until his famous grandfather, J. Paul Getty, paid the kidnappers $2.2 million. Young Getty’s captors released him on Dec. 15, 1973, after 154 days in captivity.

During the time he was held hostage, John Paul suffered greatly at the hands of the criminals who had snatched him off a street and confined him in a cave. He was physically tortured and emotionally abused.

The criminals cut off their captive’s right ear. The wound became infected and John Paul’s captors tried to doctor him – t...

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