Elizabeth Smart Kidnapper Apologizes For Her Part In Crime

May 22, 2010

Utah (ChattahBox) – Wanda Eileen Barzee, the wife of the man who kidnapped Elizabeth Smart, and who helped to hold her while she was abused for months, has apologized to the family after being sentenced to fifteen years in prison for her crimes.

Barzee and Brian David Mitchell kidnapped Elizabeth from her bedroom at knifepoint in 2002, holding her for nine months, drugging her, and sexually assaulting her on a daily basis.

They also attempted to kidnap her cousin, but were unsuccessful.

“I know the gravity of my crimes and how severe they have been, and I’m just so sorry, again, for all the pain and suffering I have caused upon the Smart family,” Barzee said.

She has been sentenced to fifteen years in prison, with a suspended seven years as part of a plea deal.



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