Elizabeth Smart Kidnapper Sentenced to Life in Prison

By Scott Sarvay

Brian David Mitchell

Brian David Mitchell kidnapper of Elizabeth Smart

May 26, 2011 Updated May 26, 2011 at 10:23 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - The man convicted of kidnapping Utah teen Elizabeth Smart was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison.

Brian David Mitchell abducted Smart in 2002 when she was 14-years-old and held her captive for 9-months before she was found alive.

Mitchell was convicted by a federal jury last December of abducting Elizabeth Smart.




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