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Elizabeth Smart advises alleged California kidnapping victim to take time to heal

Elizabeth Smart advises alleged California kidnapping victim to take time to heal

NEW YORK, May 22 (UPI) --Elizabeth Smart, who survived a nine-month abduction as a teenager, had support and advice Thursday for a young California woman who says she was held for 10 years.
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Elizabeth Smart marries in Hawaii

Elizabeth Smart marries in Hawaii

LAIE, Hawaii, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Kidnap and rape survivor Elizabeth Smart married Matthew Gilmour at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Laie, Hawaii, Saturday, a spokesman said.
Elizabeth Smart abductor may not face state charges

Elizabeth Smart abductor may not face state charges

SALT LAKE CITY, June 29 (UPI) -- Prosecutors in Salt Lake City have asked a judge to dismiss state charges against Elizabeth Smart's kidnapper, citing his life term on federal charges.
Life term for Elizabeth Smart kidnapper

Life term for Elizabeth Smart kidnapper

SALT LAKE CITY, May 25 (UPI) -- The Utah man who said he was divinely instructed to take young wives was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for kidnapping and raping Elizabeth Smart.
Lawyers: Smart suffered no long-term harm

Lawyers: Smart suffered no long-term harm

SALT LAKE CITY, May 17 (UPI) -- Elizabeth Smart's father is angry lawyers plan to use her recovery to seek a shorter sentence for the man who kidnapped her from her Salt Lake City home.
Smart kidnapper still feels justified: Kin

Smart kidnapper still feels justified: Kin

SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Brian David Mitchell, convicted of kidnapping Elizabeth Smart, still believes he did nothing wrong, a relative says.
Smart's father still ticked off at experts

Smart's father still ticked off at experts

SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Elizabeth Smart's father is still angry at two mental health workers who assessed Brian David Mitchell, convicted last week in Utah of abduction and rape.

Smart jurors: Verdict was tough

SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The Utah jurors who convicted Brian David Mitchell for the 2002 kidnapping and rape of Elizabeth Smart said delivering the verdict was hard.
Mitchell guilty of Elizabeth Smart kidnapping

Mitchell guilty of Elizabeth Smart kidnapping

SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Brian David Mitchell was convicted Friday in Utah of kidnapping Elizabeth Smart, then 14, in 2002 and holding her for months as a second wife.

Psychiatrist: Brian Mitchell not insane

SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- A New York psychiatrist who testified Wednesday could be the final prosecution witness in the Elizabeth Smart kidnapping trial in Salt Lake City.
Witness: Smart picked out baby name

Witness: Smart picked out baby name

SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Elizabeth Smart walked out of a Utah courtroom Wednesday after a witness said she had selected a baby name in case her alleged kidnapper impregnated her.
Alleged Smart kidnapper has seizure

Alleged Smart kidnapper has seizure

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Utah suspended the trial of the man accused of kidnapping Elizabeth Smart when he had an apparent seizure in court Tuesday morning.
Mental health testimony due for Mitchell

Mental health testimony due for Mitchell

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Jurors in Utah will hear testimony to determine if a man who allegedly kidnapped and raped Elizabeth Smart nearly a decade ago is mentally competent.

Marriage to accused kidnapper 'hellish'

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- The estranged wife of the man charged with abducting teenage Elizabeth Smart of Salt Lake City testified the first year of their 25-year marriage was "hellish."
Mitchell: Captivity 'glorious' for Smart

Mitchell: Captivity 'glorious' for Smart

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- The man on trial for kidnapping Elizabeth Smart in Utah told police after his capture he was doing God's work and she had a "glorious experience" with him.
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Confinement: Salt Lake City, Utah and San Diego, California areas

The Elizabeth Smart kidnapping occurred on June 5, 2002, when 14-year-old American girl Elizabeth Smart was abducted from her Salt Lake City, Utah, bedroom. Smart was found alive nine months later on March 12, 2003, in Sandy, Utah, about 18 miles from her home, in the company of Brian David Mitchell and Wanda Ileen Barzee, who were indicted for her kidnapping, but initially ruled unfit to stand trial. Barzee, in 2009, and Mitchell, in 2010, were eventually convicted. Her abduction and recovery were widely reported and were the subject of a made-for-television movie and a published book. Mitchell began serving a life sentence in federal prison on May 25, 2011.

Ed and Lois Smart resided in the affluent neighborhood of Federal Heights in Salt Lake City, Utah with their six children. On the evening of June 4, 2002, the family attended an award ceremony at Elizabeth's school. After the family returned home and got ready for bed, Ed made sure the doors were all locked, but he did not turn on the alarm. "If the children got up and moved , it would set the alarm off. And so we just said we’re not going to bother with it," Lois later explained.

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