Elizabeth Smart's Kidnapper Must Have No Contact with Her After Prison Release

Lester Mason
September 19, 2018

In an interview Tuesday on "CBS This Morning", Smart says she believes Wanda Barzee remains a danger.

Last week, however, officials announced Barzee had served her full sentence after crediting time she served in federal prison. One of those terms of release includes no contact, of any form, with Smart, TMZ reports.

Smart says she has reason to believe "evil and twisted" Barzee could end up in prison again soon after she walks free and that Barzee still carries a book written by her husband, detailing Mitchell's plans to kidnap Smart and other young girls. Barzee's lawyer said the 72-year-old woman has done her time and deserves a chance to prove that she's ready to return to society.

As Wanda Barzee gets set to be released from prison, Elizabeth Smart has blasted the move to free the woman who helped kidnapped her, saying Wanda's still a "danger" to everyone!

"She would encourage him to rape me", Smart added.

Mitchell was sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping Smart. After completing a 15 year federal sentence at a Texas prison in 2016, she was returned to Utah to start a state sentence of 1-to-16 years.

Smart, now the mother of two, said that during her time in captivity she maintained a pinprick of hope despite repeated sexual assault. And I just knew that she - she wasn't there to help me, that she wasn't there to protect me.

"And I do believe that he will do the job to the best of his ability".


When asked if she had been relieved - right after she was kidnapped, still in her pajamas - to arrive at the camp Mitchell had made in the foothills and find that there was a woman there, Smart said no. "She laughed. She laughed just as much as he did, if not more".

She said the manuscript also contains other 'disturbing and unsafe ideas, ' though it is not clear how she knows she had it.

"It also 'revealed" his other highly disturbing and unsafe ideas'.

"Part of her plea deal back when her case came up - it was required for her to write an apology to me". So, I mean, she - there were no secrets. She is now a child safety activist who regularly gives speeches.

She wrote a book detailing her kidnapping, which is called "My Story", and although she lives a private life these days, the Salt Lake Tribune said she is married and now expecting her third child, according to published reports.

Smart was from her bedroom in Salt Lake City, Utah by Mitchell who knew her because he had been hired by her family to do handiwork at their home.

She was eventually rescued when a stranger saw the three of them in the street and recognized the pair from an episode of America's Most Wanted.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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