Hannah Anderson: Kidnapper Forced Me To Play Russian Roulette

Wed, October 9, 2013 12:21pm EST by 2 Comments
Hannah Anderson Kidnapper
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Hannah recounted shocking details of her Aug. 3 kidnapping in a new ‘Today’ show interview that will air on Oct. 10. The teen revealed that her kidnapper bound her feet with zip-ties and forced her to play Russian roulette with a gun.

Hannah Anderson, 16, was kidnapped by her family friend James DiMaggio on Aug. 3. The man allegedly murdered Hannah’s mother Christina Anderson and 8-year-old brother Ethan Anderson before setting the home they were in on fire and kidnapping Hannah. The kidnapping survivor revealed that her captor tied her up and told her his kidnapping plans before abducting her.

Hannah Anderson: Kidnapper Forced Me To Play Russian Roulette

Hannah revealed that her kidnapper forced her to play Russian roulette — a potentially lethal game of chance — with his gun.

“When it was my turn, I started crying and was freaking out,” Hannah told Savannah Guthrie on Today. “And he said, ‘Do you want to play?’ And I said, ‘No.’ And I started crying and then he’s, like, ‘Okay.’ And he stopped.”

Hannah Anderson’s Kidnapper Tied Her Up Before Abduction

Hannah explains that she didn’t know her mother and 8-year-old brother Ethan had been murdered. She said:

He told me that my mom was in the garage and that Ethan was upstairs and that … they were alive.

She explained that DiMaggio gave her a breakdown of his plans for kidnapping her:

[He] handcuffed me and zip-tied my feet and then sat me down on the couch and told me what his plan was. … That he was going to kidnap me and take me to Idaho, where my intention was just to carry his backpacks to the river. And that he was gonna live there. And then he’d get me home afterwards.

Hannah was rescued by FBI agents who shot and killed DiMaggio on Aug. 10. She maintained during her new interview that her kidnapper “got what he deserved,” a statement she previously made on her social media accounts.

What do YOU think, HollyMoms? Are you shocked about the new details of Hannah’s kidnapping case?

WATCH: Dateline — The Rescuing Of Hannah Anderson

– Kristine Hope Kowalski

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Posted at 12:39 PM on October 9, 2013  

What kind of parent’s let their teenage daughter hang around with a grown man that was dad’s best friend that’s just crazy.It was really sad how this is the first time seeing her show any emotion at all when she cried for her brother it must have been hard to lose him and her mom even though she said her mom was tough.The reason people have so many questions is because the police found 2 condom rappers on the scene and also all the communication between her and Di Maggio seemed like they were so familiar with each other but it’s really the parent’s doing since they permitted Di Maggio to be around her so much and since her mom and her were not getting along he killed her because he didn’t hurt his best friend and who knows why he would have even killed her little brother.Either way she’s a young girl and now has to live with the pain of losing her mom and brother and whatever has been done to her by DiMaggio.

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Posted at 1:14 PM on October 9, 2013  

This story is so fishy and the truth will never be told because he is dead. Now, she is making the tv circuits, getting herself out there in hope of becoming famous. Her behavior was too odd when she was rescued, getting her nails done, answering questions on social media, posting selfies. Just something wrong about the whole thing.

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