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Friday
Dec102010

Elizabeth Smart Kidnapper Found Guilty

Photo Courtesy - George Frey/Getty Images(SALT LAKE CITY) -- The jury in the Elizabeth Smart case found Brian David Mitchell guilty Friday of kidnapping and rape.

The jury determined Mitchell was mentally stable and only deliberated a few hours before it announced the verdict.

Mitchell abducted Smart from her bedroom when she was 14 and raped her on a near-daily basis until she was found nine months later.

The lawyer for the former street preacher did not dispute Mitchell’s guilt, but said he was delusional. Prosecutors said Mitchell faked his behavior to appear crazy.

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