Skip to comments.Suspect in Elizabeth Smart case deemed competent (Brian David Mitchell)
Posted on 03/01/2010 12:13:13 PM PST by fishtank
Elizabeth Smart's cult abductor ........
Cool. In California, that means it’s only seven more years until the trial starts. :)
A true prophet.
Actually the wife did the abduction. Read the original eyewitness account by the father.
This man is a beast but he isn’t the only one on trial.
Oh, this is the other abduction. I was thinking of the one that lasted over 20 years.
He's been making a mockery of that court for far too long.
Remember Joe Isuzu?
I thought Ed Smart was one weird dude in that whole thing ...........
Reading about this Utah nut reminds me of that show “Big Love” on HBO. Great episode last night.
What was your favorite part?
What does that have to do with anything?
If your daughter was abducted from her own bed in the middle of the night, do you think you might be a bit "weird" afterward?
I guess we should be glad she wasn't a school teacher?
Good, now take them both out to the nearest tree and don’t forget the rope.
I think Ed Smart thought that Mitchell could have been a true prophet............, that’s all.
Judge Kimball is one smart judge. I knew he’d come through.
You're smoking something, FRiend. Put down the bong.
The prosecution's expert, New York forensic psychiatrist Dr. Michael Welner, concluded the Mitchell suffers from a range of disorders, including pedophilia, anti-social and narcissistic personality disorders, but said he was not psychotic or delusional.
The key expert for the defense, Dr. Jennifer Skeem, diagnosed Mitchell with a delusional disorder and said he was incompetent.
But the judge agreed with Welner, who said Mitchell was faking mental illness to avoid responsibility for wrongdoing. Welner described Mitchell as an "effectively misleading psychopath" who has duped those around him into thinking he is incompetent.
During many court proceedings Mitchell has been removed from court because he breaks into song, disrupting proceedings.
"The court agrees with Dr. Welner that Mitchell's singing in court is a contrivance to derail the proceedings and create the false impression that he is unable to control his behavior," Kimball wrote.
Don't you get it TChris? The Smarts are Mormon so they deserved for their daughter to be abducted and raped. And, any other lie or slander against them is just icing on the cake.
Oh for crying out loud.
Ahh yes. Mormon girl got kidnapped and raped. It's funny, or at least her father's fault, somehow.
There was NO eyewitness account in the Elizabeth Smart case. You are thinking of the Jaycee Dugard case which is similar but not the same.
Yeah but he was not involved at all and did every thing the police asked of him.
what in the world ever gave you that idea????
I don’t know anyone who thinks that.
More funny business in SLC. I hope the truth finally gets told. Maybe Mitchell can take another line of defense and actually tell the truth.
There is certainly much more to this story than is being told.
I completely agree, the father and all the other men in that family came off as down right creepy. The problem was that they were pretty sure that it was some weird branch of Mormonism that had kidnapped their daughter and they didn’t think that she would be killed, just held against her will. They withheld information about the garb that the kidnapper had worn. They described it as being dressed like a Good Humor man. There was no anger, just begging that that whoever had her, please allow her to return. I remember saying that at the time, and the next thing that I knew, the women had taken over for the men as spokes people for the family.
No wonder the poor girl went with this deviant - he sounds exactly like the Prophet Joseph Smith.
Poor, poor child.
No, he didn’t think anything of the sort, but he did not believe that the kidnappers took her to kill her. He thought that he could reason with them to return his daughter. That was weird enough, for me.
I think that you may be partially correct. I think that the Smart’s refused to allow the younger daughter to questioned and simply relayed what she had said. I don’t remember, exactly, but I do remember that there was a problem with the description of the garb that the kidnapper was wearing.
The whole ordeal was weird and a child suffered for it. The Smarts were not very in handling the event, the public appearances were strange and disjointed. The child was found, thanks goodness.
Thanks to all in #26, 27, 28, 29 and 30.
Your memories and conclusions are identical to mine on this.
Another creepy thing, related to this case, was the interview that Katie Couric did with Mitchell’s children. She asked them on air, if they had ever been sexually abused by their father. I emailed the station and asked them to interview Couric’s kids and ask them if they had ever been sexually abused by their father.