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  • Elizabeth Smart joined Operation Underground Railroad on a mission [2015]

    04/30/2016 10:47:17 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 84 replies
    Utah Valley 360 ^ | March 11, 2015 | N/A
    She was back. Back where she was held captive. Back where she feared she would never see her family again. Back in Imperial County, California. But this time she had shifted from defense to offense. In 2002, Elizabeth Smart made headlines when she was kidnapped from her bedroom in Salt Lake. Smart, only 14 at the time, spent nine months held captive in the mountains near her family’s home and later in Imperial County, California, which is where she returned 12 years later for a special mission with Operation Underground Railroad. Operation Underground Railroad For 12 years as a U.S....
  • Elizabeth Smart's Kidnapper Is Beaten 'Bloody' in Prison

    07/31/2013 4:19:57 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 62 replies ^ | July 17, 2013 | Kiri Blakeley
    The kidnapper serving life in prison for abducting Elizabeth Smart has reportedly been beaten to a bloody pulp in prison. Boo hoo, right? The source is the National Enquirer, so take this how you will. But I don't see why they'd make up something so odd. Anyway, Brian David Mitchell, who abducted Elizabeth when she was 14 and spent the next nine months raping her, has been serving his time in a high security prison in Tuscon, Arizona. Apparently, he's not popular there. Prisoners are known to look down on child molesters and rapists, and Mitchell is both. Add to...
  • Congressman-elect writing Elizabeth Smart's memoir

    01/05/2013 5:57:48 PM PST · by District13 · 16 replies
    Deseret News ^ | November 23, 2012 | Kristin Murphy
    SALT LAKE CITY — Ten years after her kidnapping, Elizabeth Smart is preparing her story of being held captive by a homeless street preacher, her improbable rescue after nine months, and how she advocated for children after the ordeal. St. Martin's Press bought the rights to the memoir from the now 25-year-old senior at Brigham Young University. Smart married a fellow Mormon missionary, Matthew Gilmour, in February. The account is being written by Utah Congressman-elect Chris Stewart, who has authored books with religious and patriotic themes. He was elected in November to serve in the 2nd Congressional District, replacing Jim...
  • Elizabeth Smart marries in Hawaii

    02/19/2012 5:15:56 AM PST · by nuconvert · 12 replies
    KSL - Utah ^ | February 18, 2012
    LAIE, Hawaii — Elizabeth Smart and Matthew Gilmour were married Saturday on the North Shore of the island of Oahu. The couple exchanged vows at the Laie Hawaii Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in front of a small group of immediate family members, according to a statement released by Smart family spokesman Chris Thomas. The wedding party was celebrated at a private reception and luau. Following Saturday's festivities, the couple planned to leave on an extended honeymoon to an undisclosed location. "Elizabeth's desire was for what most women want — to celebrate her nuptials in...
  • Kidnapping Survivor Elizabeth Smart Gets Married In Hawaii

    02/18/2012 7:21:44 PM PST · by Steelfish · 20 replies · 3+ views
    MSNBC ^ | February 18, 2012
    Kidnapping Survivor Elizabeth Smart Gets Married In Hawaii SALT LAKE CITY -- Elizabeth Smart, who was kidnapped at age 14 from her Salt Lake City home and held for what she described as "nine months of hell," married her fiance in Hawaii on Saturday, surrounded by only immediate family. Smart, 24, and Matthew Gilmour became engaged in January, initially announcing a summer wedding. According to the Smart family spokesperson, NBC station KSL of Salt Lake City reported, those plans changed a week ago in order to avoid attention to the unscheduled ceremony in the Laie Hawaii Temple of The Church...
  • Former kidnap victim Elizabeth Smart engaged to marry

    01/21/2012 7:39:34 AM PST · by nuconvert · 11 replies
    Elizabeth Smart, who was kidnapped at age 14 from her Salt Lake City home and held for what she described as "nine months of hell," is engaged to be married and anticipates a wedding in early summer, a family spokesman said on Friday. Smart, now a 24-year-old advocate for missing children and occasional TV news commentator, has not publicly identified her fiance, spokesman Chris Thomas said.
  • VANITY: Elizabeth Smart got me thinking--what's up with Mormons?

    08/02/2011 7:11:00 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 102 replies · 1+ views
    The following is the short version of how I recently discovered Mormonism is nothing like I thought it was. A few weeks ago, ABC announced that former kidnapping and rape victim Elizabeth Smart would join them as a commenter on kidnapping cases around the country. With the memory of Casey Anthony lingering in my head, I thought, I'll youtube Elizabeth Smart and see what kind of smooth talker she is to be asked to do this. What I found was a beautiful, poised, graceful woman who would never stoop to entering a "hot body contest" like Casey Anthony, but certainly...
  • Elizabeth Smart to work as correspondent for ABC News: report

    07/07/2011 9:12:08 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 7, 2011 | TIM PERONE
    Elizabeth Smart, who at age 14 in 2002 was abducted from her Utah home and held captive for nine months, will reportedly work for ABC News on missing-persons stories.
  • Elizabeth Smart abductor sentenced to life in prison

    05/26/2011 2:22:43 AM PDT · by markomalley · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/25/11
    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. "We believe it is an appropriate, just and long overdue result for our community, for the Smart family and of course, most importantly, Elizabeth," said Carlie Christensen, U.S. Attorney for Utah. U.S. District Judge Dale Kimball issued the sentence Wednesday. A jury found Mitchell guilty in December of Smart's 2002 kidnapping. "Mitchell's heinous conduct, the evidence of his propensity to reoffend mandated such a sentence," Christensen said. Beaming before a group of reporters...
  • Elizabeth Smart Storms from Courtroom

    12/01/2010 6:39:13 PM PST · by pinstripes715 · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/01/2010 | Fox News
    Kidnap victim Elizabeth Smart stormed from a courtroom Wednesday as a psychiatrist testified that her alleged attacker had been motivated by a desire to have children and create a new race in an imaginary Zion.
  • The testimony of Elizabeth Smart

    11/10/2010 4:23:56 PM PST · by kennedy · 36 replies · 1+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | November 10, 2010 | Sheena McFarland and Aaron Falk
    Elizabeth Smart continued testifying about her 2002 kidnapping Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City. Smart began testifying Monday about her ordeal at the hands of Brian David Mitchell and his wife, Wanda Barzee. She described how she was taken from her home in the middle of the night, forced to a campsite in the foothills above her home and held captive and raped repeatedly for several weeks.
  • Appeals court halts trial of Elizabeth Smart kidnapping suspect

    11/04/2010 2:26:17 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | November 4, 2010 | Jean Casarez,William Mears and Carol Gantt
    Salt Lake City, Utah (CNN) -- 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.
  • Elizabeth Smart Kidnapper Apologizes To Family At Sentencing [Liz Testified: Raped Each Hour!]

    05/23/2010 11:21:17 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 13 replies · 1,627+ views
    CNN ^ | May 23rd 2010 | Emanuella Grinberg and Ashley Hayes
    Elizabeth Smart Kidnapper Apologizes To Family At Sentencing By Emanuella Grinberg and Ashley Hayes, CNN May 21, 2010 Wanda Barzee pleaded guilty earlier to federal charges of kidnapping and unlawful transportation of a minor. (CNN) -- A woman who admitted her role in kidnapping Utah teen Elizabeth Smart in 2002 was sentenced Friday to 15 years in federal prison. Wanda Eileen Barzee, 64, apologized to the Smart family during the 30-minute sentencing in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City. "I know the gravity of my crimes and how severe they have been, and I'm just so sorry, again, for...
  • Woman sentenced to prison in Smart case

    05/21/2010 10:36:56 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 38 replies · 1,270+ views
    wane ^ | 21 May 2010
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - 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 Fort Worth, Texas.
  • Mormon Media Observer: Top 10 LDS newsmakers of 2009

    12/30/2009 1:32:39 PM PST · by Colofornian · 289 replies · 2,607+ views
    Mormon Times ^ | Dec. 30, 2009 | Joel Campbell
    The Mormon Media Observer looks back at the year filled with LDS newsmakers. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., tops the list, based on a newsmaker's frequency in the news as well as the significance of their stories. 1. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nevada The Senate Majority Leader led the battle to push through health reform in the Senate. News coverage of Reid made a household name and the divisive debate made him out to be both villain and saint. He may still face a tough battle in his home state of Nevada to save his seat. On Christmas The New...
  • Elizabeth Smart says she was raped daily

    10/01/2009 3:30:46 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 25 replies · 1,845+ views
    BREITBART ^ | October 1, 2009 | JENNIFER DOBNER
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Elizabeth Smart testified Thursday she was raped repeatedly each day after she was abducted from her bedroom seven years ago and told she would be killed if she yelled or tried to escape. She described Brian David Mitchell, her alleged kidnapper, as "evil, wicked, manipulative, stinky, slimy, selfish, not spiritual, not religious, not close to God." Smart testified in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City as part of a competency proceeding for the man charged in her 2002 kidnapping. Mitchell has twice been found incompetent for trial in state court. Mitchell and his estranged...
  • Competency review set in Elizabeth Smart abduction

    09/24/2009 2:43:17 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 6 replies · 923+ views
    hosted ^ | Sep 24
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A woman charged in the Elizabeth Smart kidnapping who was court-ordered to undergo psychiatric treatment will have a competency review hearing next month. A Utah district court calendar shows Wanda Eileen Barzee will appear before Judge Judith Atherton on Oct. 23. It will be the first time Barzee has appeared in court since doctors at the Utah State Hospital began to forcibly medicate her in May 2008 in an effort to make her competent. If Barzee remains incompetent for trial, the state could seek to have her civilly committed.
  • "Bringing Elizabeth Home"- Book Review on the Abduction of Elizabeth Smart(vanity to my Blog)

    08/30/2009 2:35:57 PM PDT · by Fishtalk · 9 replies · 1,187+ views
    Fish Book Reviews ^ | 8/30/09 | Pat Fish
    Ed and Lois Smart tell the harrowing tale of the search for their abducted daughter Elizabeth. She'd been taken from her bed in her own home one night and as the Smart family suffered the insults of a community the Salt Lake Police blew this case so bad that Elizabeth suffered many more months for their dereliction of investigative duty.
  • Move Forward, Elizabeth Smart Advises Dugard

    08/28/2009 4:24:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies · 1,002+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 8/28/09
    Elizabeth Smart knows what Jaycee Dugard — the 29-year-old woman who surfaced after being abducted 18 years ago by a sex offender — is going through. "I would tell her to just relax and enjoy your family and spend some time reconnecting," Smart, 21, told Anderson Cooper on "AC 360" Thursday. Smart, who was kidnapped from her Salt Lake City bedroom in 2002 and held captive for almost a year, says one of the best things Dugard can do is to move forward and "not [let] this horrible event take over and consume the rest of your life." Story continues...
  • Elizabeth Smart gives new details about ordeal

    05/01/2009 7:35:13 AM PDT · by lady lawyer · 32 replies · 6,776+ views
    Deseret News ^ | May 1, 2009 | Pat Reavy
    Elizabeth Smart vividly remembers being awakened in the middle of the night by "feeling something cold and sharp to my neck." She awoke to a bearded man armed with a knife who was wearing a stocking cap and whom she thought she had never seen before. He told her, "Don't make a sound. Get up out of bed quickly." Speaking Thursday at the annual Crime Victims Conference at the Capitol, Smart talked for the first time in detail about portions of her nine-month kidnapping in 2002, including an experience in San Diego where she was so weak from starvation that...