SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Elizabeth Smart and her mother exchanged a smile as the court clerk announced the jury's decision: the man who kidnapped and raped her eight years ago was guilty.
Brian David Mitchell could face up to life in prison when he is sentenced.
He... more »
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) A forensic psychiatrist says a former street preacher charged with the 2002 abduction of Elizabeth Smart was not suffering from severe mental illness at the time she was taken from her Utah home.
New York City-based Dr. Michael Welner testified Wednesday at the trial of... more »
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Eight years of delays are scheduled to end Monday as jury selection begins in the federal trial of a man accused of kidnapping Elizabeth Smart from her Utah home.
Brian David Mitchell is accused of slicing through a kitchen window screen and whisking away... more »
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The man charged in the kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart will seek an insanity defense.
Brian David Mitchell's lawyer filed the notice in federal court in Salt Lake City on Thursday. Defense attorney Robert Steele says he will call psychologists to testify at Mitchell's trial... more »
A federal judge has ordered a woman who pleaded guilty to kidnapping Elizabeth Smart to spend 15 years in prison, with credit for about seven years she's already served.
U.S. District Judge Dale Kimball said Friday Wanda Barzee will serve the sentence at the Federal Medical Center, Carswell, in... more »
A federal judge says the man charged in the 2002 kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart is competent to stand trial. U.S. District Judge Dale Kimball ruled Monday that 56-year-old Brian David Mitchell does not suffer from a mental disease or defect that harms his ability to understand the proceedings against him.... more »
Seven years after it began, the wrenching saga of Elizabeth Smart's kidnapping is expected to move toward a resolution today.
One of the two defendants in the case is expected to plead guilty. Her attorney says Wanda Eileen Barzee will enter the plea on charges of kidnapping and unlawful... more »