Elizabeth Smart was kidnapped for nine months at age 14. Lawyers for Brian David Mitchell didn't contest that he kidnapped Elizabeth Smart but said he was not guilty by reason of insanity.
Elizabeth Smart testified in a federal court Monday in Utah of her abduction by Brian David Mitchell, the man accused of kidnapping and assaulting her in June 2002. Fourteen at the time, Elizabeth Smart vowed to "survive" the attack.
Elizabeth Smart, now 22, was 14 when she was kidnapped at knifepoint from her home on June 5, 2002. She was recovered nine months later — in March 2003 — after a motorist spotted her walking the streets of a Salt Lake City suburb with Mitchell and his now-estranged wife, Wanda Eileen Barzee.