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Latest Stories Elizabeth Smart Confronts Kidnapper: 'What You Did Was Wrong'updated: Thu May 26 2011 10:14:00

Brian David Mitchell just sings during the rebuke; he's sentenced to life

Elizabeth Smart abductor sentenced to life in prisonupdated: Wed May 25 2011 20:57:00

Brian David Mitchell, the homeless street preacher who abducted, raped and kept a 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart captive for nine months, was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday.

Smart says justice served after federal jury finds kidnapper guiltyupdated: Sat Dec 11 2010 00:46:00

More than eight years after a homeless street preacher abducted and sexually assaulted her, a beaming Elizabeth Smart said that a federal jury's guilty verdicts Friday sent a message that victims can find justice.

Elizabeth Smart aims to return to court -- as a prosecutorupdated: Fri Dec 10 2010 23:46:00

Elizabeth Smart, said her father, had "been through hell." Elizabeth Smart's Kidnapper Found Guiltyupdated: Fri Dec 10 2010 18:08:00

Brian David Mitchell is convicted of kidnapping and transporting a child across state lines for sexual purposes

Jury reaches verdict in Elizabeth Smart caseupdated: Fri Dec 10 2010 13:16:00

Jurors on Friday reached a verdict in the trial of Brian David Mitchell, accused of kidnapping 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart in 2002, a court spokesman said.

Jury deliberating in Elizabeth Smart caseupdated: Fri Dec 10 2010 00:26:00

The jury began deliberations Thursday in the trial of Brian David Mitchell, accused of kidnapping 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart in 2002.

Alleged Smart kidnapper's medical scareupdated: Thu Dec 02 2010 18:48:00

During testimony in the Elizabeth Smart kidnapping case, defendant Brian David Mitchell suffered a possible seizure. Elizabeth Smart Storms Out of Courtroomupdated: Wed Dec 01 2010 17:54:00

Testimony about her from a forensic psychiatrist makes her get up and leave Elizabeth Smart's Accused Kidnapper Appears to Suffer Seizure in Courtupdated: Tue Nov 30 2010 17:28:00

Brian David Mitchell is taken away in an ambulance after collapsing on Tuesday morning in federal court

Utah kidnapping suspect's medical problem prompts trial delayupdated: Tue Nov 30 2010 13:10:00

The federal trial of Brian David Mitchell, charged in connection with the 2002 kidnapping of Utah teenager Elizabeth Smart, was halted Tuesday after Mitchell suffered a medical problem in court, according to CNN affiliate KSTU.

Smart's accused captor: Insane, or a calculating 'deceiver'?updated: Sun Nov 21 2010 07:23:00

Each morning of his federal kidnapping trial, Brian David Mitchell sings. In the last few days, he has chosen a holiday theme, with "Silent Night" or "Joy to the World' rising from the defense table as Mitchell closes his eyes and rocks slightly -- lost, it appears, in hymns and psalms.

Elizabeth Smart's 'nine months in hell'updated: Fri Nov 19 2010 06:12:00

Elizabeth Smart testifies about her kidnapping. CNN's Randi Kaye reports.

Elizabeth Smart's story: Nine months of what ifs and near missesupdated: Wed Nov 17 2010 11:01:00

Maybe Elizabeth Smart wouldn't have spent "nine months in hell" if her mother hadn't burned the potatoes.

Defense case begins in Elizabeth Smart trialupdated: Tue Nov 16 2010 19:14:00

Witnesses recalled Brian David Mitchell as a clean-cut member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the defense case began for the self-described prophet accused of kidnapping Elizabeth Smart.

Mitchell to police: God 'delivered' Smart to meupdated: Tue Nov 16 2010 08:38:00

Brian David Mitchell told police Elizabeth Smart was "converted by the priority of God" and willingly stayed with him after she vanished from her bedroom in June 2002.

Accused captor is an unholy hypocrite, Smart saysupdated: Thu Nov 11 2010 09:08:00

They were the words Elizabeth Smart waited eight years to say, and when she spoke them from the witness stand Wednesday, they poured out with an intensity that brought jurors to the edge of their seats. Elizabeth Smart Faces Gentle Cross-Examinationupdated: Wed Nov 10 2010 16:49:00

As she completes her testimony, the defense suggests her alleged kidnapper suffers mental illness Elizabeth Smart: 'I Was Mad at Myself' During Abductionupdated: Tue Nov 09 2010 20:09:00

On her second day of testimony, Smart lamented not alerting a detective who wanted to lift her veil

Elizabeth Smart says captor treated her 'like an animal'updated: Mon Nov 08 2010 21:55:00

Brian David Mitchell told Elizabeth Smart he wanted her from the moment he first saw her, Smart told a rapt jury Monday at Mitchell's federal kidnapping trial.

Documents trace strange odyssey of suspect in Smart kidnappingupdated: Mon Nov 08 2010 16:11:00

Shortly after he was arrested in March 2003 and charged with kidnapping Elizabeth Smart in the dark of night, self-styled prophet Brian David Mitchell wrote that God intended for her to be at his side as he battled the Antichrist and restored the true Mormon faith to its rightful place.

2007: Elizabeth Smart: A look backupdated: Mon Nov 08 2010 12:47:00

Brian David Mitchell will stand trial for allegedly kidnapping Elizabeth Smart from her Salt Lake City home in 2002.

Prosecutor: What Elizabeth Smart would sayupdated: Mon Nov 08 2010 12:47:00

Elizabeth Smart has long been silent about the details of an ordeal that began in June 2002 when a stranger crept into her bedroom, held a knife to her throat, marched her up a hillside trail and made her his sex slave.

Path cleared for re-start of Elizabeth Smart kidnapping trialupdated: Fri Nov 05 2010 21:06:00

A federal appeals court cleared the way Friday for the resumption of the trial of Brian David Mitchell, the man charged in the kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart. Elizabeth Smart Kidnapping Trial Comes to a Haltupdated: Fri Nov 05 2010 07:08:00

An appeal to switch the venue out of Utah puts the trial of Brian David Mitchell on hold

Appeals court halts trial of Elizabeth Smart kidnapping suspectupdated: Thu Nov 04 2010 14:26:00

A federal appeals court halted the trial of a man accused in the 2002 kidnapping of Utah teenager Elizabeth Smart just as it got under way Thursday in order to review the defense's request to move the trial outside the state.

Alleged mastermind behind Elizabeth Smart kidnapping to stand trialupdated: Thu Nov 04 2010 13:03:00

More than eight years after a Utah teenager disappeared from her bedroom on a summer night, the trial of the man authorities believe masterminded her kidnapping is expected to get underway Thursday. Elizabeth Smart Defendant Kicked out of Court for Singingupdated: Tue Nov 02 2010 06:56:00

Brian David Mitchell sang hymns for half an hour before a judge removed him

Alleged mastermind behind Elizabeth Smart kidnapping to stand trialupdated: Mon Nov 01 2010 16:47:00

More than eight years after a Utah teenager disappeared from her bedroom on a summer night, the man authorities believe masterminded her kidnapping is set to stand trial in federal court. Trial to Begin for Elizabeth Smart's Accused Kidnapperupdated: Mon Nov 01 2010 10:50:00

After waiting seven years, "Elizabeth will be glad to see it all coming to an end," her father tells PEOPLE

Judge denies, for now, plea to move trial of Smart kidnapping suspectupdated: Tue Aug 17 2010 09:15:00

A federal judge has denied a request to move the trial of Brian David Mitchell, who is accused of kidnapping Elizabeth Smart in 2002, but may revisit the issue depending on the results of potential juror questionnaires.

Elizabeth Smart kidnapper apologizes to family at sentencingupdated: Tue May 25 2010 09:20:00

A woman who admitted her role in kidnapping Utah teen Elizabeth Smart in 2002 was sentenced Friday to 15 years in federal prison.

Sentencing in Elizabeth Smart kidnapping set for Fridayupdated: Wed May 19 2010 20:33:00

A woman who pleaded guilty to kidnapping Utah teenager Elizabeth Smart in 2002 -- and attempting to kidnap Smart's cousin a month later -- will be sentenced for both offenses in state and federal court Friday.

Elizabeth Smart kidnap suspect to stand trial in Novemberupdated: Sun Mar 14 2010 10:58:00

A November 1 trial date has been set for Brian David Mitchell, who is suspected in the 2002 kidnapping of Utah teenager Elizabeth Smart, said a spokeswoman for federal prosecutors.

Federal judge rules Elizabeth Smart suspect competent to stand trialupdated: Mon Mar 01 2010 17:25:00

Brian David Mitchell, accused of kidnapping Utah teenager Elizabeth Smart in 2002, is competent to stand trial, a federal judge ruled Monday.

Daughter: Mom was a 'monster'updated: Tue Feb 23 2010 09:37:00

In 2002, 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart was taken at knifepoint from her bedroom in one of the highest-profile kidnappings of all time. Elizabeth was rescued nine months later, after her sister recalled a memory from the night of the abduction. She'd allegedly been taken by a man who had done some repair work on the family's home, a self-proclaimed prophet named Brian David Mitchell.

Elizabeth Smart kidnapper pleads guilty to trying to abduct cousinupdated: Mon Feb 08 2010 16:44:00

A woman convicted in the 2002 kidnapping of Utah teenager Elizabeth Smart pleaded guilty in the attempted kidnapping of Smart's cousin a month later, court officials said Monday.

Kidnapper apologizes to Elizabeth Smart, will cooperateupdated: Wed Nov 18 2009 09:38:00

A woman accused of helping kidnap Utah teenager Elizabeth Smart from her bed in 2002 apologized to the young woman Tuesday as she pleaded guilty to federal charges.

Guilty plea in Smart abductionupdated: Wed Nov 18 2009 09:38:00

Wanda Barzee pleaded guilty to federal charges stemming from the 2002 abduction of Utah teenager Elizabeth Smart. Elizabeth Smart Says Her Ordeal Never Held Her Backupdated: Wed Oct 28 2009 13:06:00

"We all have our trials," she says, but we also "have angels on the other side" Elizabeth Smart Testifies About Her Abduction Ordeal in Horrifying Detailupdated: Fri Oct 02 2009 14:47:00

The kidnapped Utah woman says she was drugged, bound, starved and repeatedly sexually assaulted Elizabeth Smart to Face Alleged Abductor in Courtupdated: Thu Oct 01 2009 10:08:00

Held captive for nine months as a teen, she'll testify at a competency hearing for Brian David Mitchell

Then & Now: Elizabeth Smartupdated: Fri Nov 04 2005 11:19:00

In March 2003, missing Salt Lake City, Utah, teenager Elizabeth Smart was found alive after being kidnapped and held captive for nearly nine months. Almost three years after her ordeal, the 17-year-old high school senior's life is getting back to normal, and she works as a quiet activist for missing children.

Smart's accused kidnapper ruled incompetent updated: Tue Jul 26 2005 16:20:00

The man accused of kidnapping Salt Lake City, Utah, teenager Elizabeth Smart three years ago was found mentally incompetent to stand trial Tuesday.

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