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16-Year-Old Hannah Anderson Says Family Friend Who Kidnapped Her, Killed Mother and Brother, Deserved to Die

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    James Lee DiMaggio, 40, (l) was shot multiple times by FBI officers. He had kidnapped Hannah Anderson, 16, and murdered her mother and younger brother.
August 15, 2013|1:52 pm

A remorseful Hannah Anderson, 16, who was kidnapped for six days by family friend James Lee DiMaggio after he murdered her mother, 8-year-old brother and a dog named Calli said he deserved the death he got.

Authorities noted in a CBS report that DiMaggio was shot at least five times in the head and chest by FBI agents in the Idaho wilderness on Saturday, ending the six-day rescue mission for Hannah that spread over the western United States, parts of Canada and Mexico. His body was cremated Tuesday near Los Angeles according to family spokesman Andrew Spanswick.

The report noted that the teen revealed her thoughts on her dead captor and kidnapping ordeal via a social-networking site called ask.fm under the account "Hannahbanana722" of Lakeside. Lakeside is the San Diego suburb where Hannah lived with her mother and brother.

"I wish I could go back in time and risk my life to try and save theirs. I will never forgive myself for not trying harder to save them," wrote Hannah.

After responding to several questions on ask.fm, the teen was asked if she preferred DiMaggio had a lifetime prison sentence instead of the death he suffered, and she replied: "He deserved what he got."

The 40-year-old DiMaggio was reportedly like an uncle to Hannah and her brother and was close friends with their parents for nearly 20 years. Information from warrants highlighted in the CBS report revealed that DiMaggio "took Hannah on multi-day trips, most recently to Malibu and Hollywood." The warrants also highlight the gruesome discovery of DiMaggio's murders.

Hannah explained that DiMaggio told them he was about to lose his house and invited her mother, Christina Anderson, 44, and the children to his house in rural Boulevard, a town 65 miles east of San Diego one last time.

"He told us he was losing his house because of money issues so we went up there one last time to support him, and to have fun riding go karts up there but he tricked us," Hannah noted.

She said she "basically" stayed awake for six straight days repeatedly telling DiMaggio she was hungry. She also said she couldn't escape because DiMaggio "threatened to kill me and anyone who tried to help."

Hannah said she also didn't ask horseback riders she encountered in the wilderness for help because she was afraid.

"I had to act calm I didn't want them to get hurt. I was scared that he would kill them," she wrote.

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