Elizabeth Smart Testifies For Second Day, Recalls Her Horrific Experiences

November 10th, 2010 - 9:21 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
Elizabeth SmartNov 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Elizabeth Smart detailed the horrific details of her abduction and the course of events that she had to follow after she was kidnapped in the courtroom at the second day of her testimony. Elizabeth Smart was kidnapped from her home back in 2002 and after nine months of search he was found in the company of street preacher Brian David Mitchell and his wife Wanda Barzee. She recalled everything that happened after her abduction which included her escape attempt, rape, her close call with a detective, drug use and her journey to San Diego and back again on Salt Lake City. The courtroom officials reported that the trial is scheduled to last until December 10.

The law enforcement officials said that Brian David Mitchell is presently facing the charges of unlawful transportation of a minor and kidnapping, if convicted, he would have to spend rest of his life behind bars. Yesterday in the courtroom Elizabeth Smart said that she was forced to “marry” Brian David Mitchell. The media and the people present on the court were shocked when she said that there was not a 24 hour period that passed when she was not raped.

Elizabeth Smart was shown a knife in a box and she identified as the knife Brian David Mitchell identified to kidnap her. She said that after several weeks of her kidnapping, she met a police detective when she went to visit Salt Lake City library. However, when the detective tried to open her veil, her abductor did not allow him to do so. She said that she was “mad” at herself that she did not say anything and she felt “terrible” when the police officer walked away. For many years after Elizabeth Smart’s rescue, Brian David Mitchell’s prosecution was delayed because the defense attorney’s argued that he was not mentally competent to stand on a trial, however, it has been reported that he was faking his illness.

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