Elizabeth Smart Kidnapper Found Guilty, Faces Life Sentence
By Daniel Gates | 1:33 pm, December 10th, 2010BREAKING!
The federal jury in Salt Lake City rejected the defense’s insanity claims less than 12 hours after deliberations began.
Mitchell faces a possible sentence of life in prison.
The convicted “street preacher” was found guilty on counts of kidnapping and unlawful transportation of a minor across state lines for the purposes of illegal sex.
Mitchell abducted Smart when she was 14, keeping her captive for 9 months.
The defense tried to argue that his delusions prevented Mitchell from distinguishing right and wrong. Prosecutors claimed he simply used the illusion of serious mental illness to manipulate others.