Elizabeth Smart Testifies

By Madhusmita, Gaea News Network
Tuesday, November 9, 2010

SALT LAKE CITY (GaeaTimes.com)- After 8 years of delay, the Elizabeth Smart kidnapping case might finally see justice and if convicted Brian David Mitchell, the man accused of kidnapping Elizabeth Smart 8 years ago could spend the rest of his life in prison. On Monday, Elizabeth Smart gave an unflinching account of herself as a 14 year old girl, who was kidnapped and raped for months and then rescued on March 12, 2003, in Sandy, Utah. In the first day of testimony Elizabeth Smart spoke about all that she had to go through after she was kidnapped and also how she was kidnapped.

Previously Elizabeth Smart’s mother Lois Smart testified that she hired Brian David Mitchell to do handyman work at her home. However Elizabeth Smart said that the accused hold a knife on her neck and said that he was taking her hostage for ransom. Elizabeth Smart called Brian David Mitchell a wicked, manipulative, selfish, greedy man who raped her daily, sometimes three to four times a day. She told the authorities that he took shelter of religion to get what he wanted from life. Elizabeth Smart said that whenever Brian David Mitchell wanted anything, he used to get “revelation”.

Elizabeth Smart’s mother Lois Smart said that she was awakened by her 9 year old daughter Mary Katherine who told her that a man took Elizabeth Smart with a gun and they will never find her. Elizabeth Smart said that three days after she was abducted, she heard voices of people who were searching for her. She told the authorities that she did not respond because Brian David Mitchell threatened to kill her and her family if she makes any noise. Brian David Mitchell told her that “Lord God Almighty” has asked her to make great sacrifice. Parker Douglas, a public defender said that Brian David Mitchell’s life is marked by “idiosyncratic set of beliefs”

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