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Venue change in Smart case still possible

SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Utah said he would review juror questionnaires before making a final decision on a change of venue for accused kidnapper Brian Mitchell.
Elizabeth Smart abductor gets 15 years

Elizabeth Smart abductor gets 15 years

SALT LAKE CITY, May 22 (UPI) -- One of Elizabeth Smart's abductors received a 15-year prison sentence in Utah after apologizing to her family.
Federal judge says Smart suspect competent

Federal judge says Smart suspect competent

SALT LAKE CITY, March 2 (UPI) -- The man suspected of kidnapping Elizabeth Smart in 2002 and holding her captive for nine months is competent to stand trial, a federal judge in Utah ruled.
Barzee strikes plea deal in kidnap case

Barzee strikes plea deal in kidnap case

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Elizabeth Smart kidnapper Wanda Barzee pleaded "guilty but mentally ill" to an unrelated Utah abduction charge Monday, attorneys said.

Mitchell once plotted machete attack

SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The man accused of kidnapping and raping Elizabeth Smart in Utah once allegedly plotted a machete attack on a girls camp, a psychiatrist testified Monday.

Psychiatrist deems Mitchell OK for trial

SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- A psychiatrist says Brian David Mitchell is mentally fit to stand trial on charges he abducted then-14-year-old Elizabeth Smart in Salt Lake City in 2002.

FBI agent: Mitchell understood questions

SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The accused kidnapper of Elizabeth Smart gave calculated answers when interrogated and seemed to understand the legal system, an FBI agent said in Utah.

Drugs help Barzee mentally, mother says

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- The mother of Wanda Barzee, convicted in the Elizabeth Smart kidnapping in Utah, says forced medication is correcting her daughter's decades of mental illness.

Hearing under way in Smart kidnap case

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Brian David Mitchell, accused of kidnapping Elizabeth Smart, was ejected from a competency hearing in a Utah courtroom Monday for singing Christmas carols.

Accused Smart kidnapper faces hearing

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Lawyers are preparing for a key court hearing for the Utah man accused of kidnapping Elizabeth Smart, legal analysts say.
Barzee pleads guilty in Smart abduction

Barzee pleads guilty in Smart abduction

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- A Utah woman says she's guilty of taking part in the 2002 kidnapping of then-14-year-old Elizabeth Smart.

Barzee expected to plead in Smart case

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- The estranged wife of Brian David Mitchell is expected to plead guilty Tuesday in Salt Lake City in the 2002 kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart, officials say.

Prosecutors: Mitchell faked mental illness

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- The Utah street preacher who allegedly kidnapped Elizabeth Smart will be exposed by witnesses as faking mental illness, U.S. prosecutors say.

Defense opposing reports in Smart case

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Attorneys representing the suspect in the Salt Lake City abduction of Elizabeth Smart say mental health reports on their client should remain confidential.

Expert: Kidnap suspect fakes insanity

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- A psychiatrist says Brian Mitchell, accused of kidnapping Elizabeth Smart from her home in Salt Lake City, is faking mental illness to avoid trial.
Elizabeth Smart: Captor 'used religion'

Elizabeth Smart: Captor 'used religion'

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Elizabeth Smart, testifying Thursday at a hearing in Salt Lake City for the man accused of abducting her in 2002, said he "used religion to get what he wanted."
Kidnapped girl can testify at hearing

Kidnapped girl can testify at hearing

SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Alleged Utah kidnapping victim Elizabeth Smart will be able to testify about homeless street preacher Brian David Mitchell at a hearing, a judge has ruled.

Judge to rule on Elizabeth Smart testimony

SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Utah says he will probably decide Monday whether Elizabeth Smart will be allowed to testify at the pending hearing of her alleged kidnapper.
Kidnapping victim recounts experience

Kidnapping victim recounts experience

SALT LAKE CITY, April 30 (UPI) -- Elizabeth Smart said Thursday when she was kidnapped seven years ago from her Salt Lake City home it marked a defining moment in her life.

Mental exam ordered for kidnapping suspect

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- The man suspected of kidnapping Utah resident Elizabeth Smart several years ago should undergo a mental examination at a federal site, a magistrate has ruled.

Defendant's singing postpones hearing

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- A court hearing for a man charged with kidnapping Utah teenager Elizabeth Smart to make her into a plural wife was postponed when he kept singing hymns.

Stay lifted on psych drugs for Utah inmate

SALT LAKE CITY, May 28 (UPI) -- Utah officials say they plan to promptly begin forcible medication of one of the alleged kidnappers of Elizabeth Smart.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 12, 2008.
By United Press International

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Monday, March 12, 2007.
By United Press International

Elizabeth Smart: 'I just go on'

WASHINGTON, May 5 (UPI) -- Elizabeth Smart, who was kidnapped three years ago in Utah by two homeless drifters, tells CNN she does not want her eight-month ordeal to dominate her life.
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