Brian David Mitchell, the man convicted of kidnapping Elizabeth Smart has been sentenced to life in a Federal prison for the crime. Elizabeth Smart made a statement in a Salt Lake City court Wednesday prior to Mitchell's sentencing.
Here is a transcript of what Smart said in court:
I don't have very much to say to you. I know exactly what you did. I know that you know what you did was wrong. You did it with a full knowledge. I also want you to know that I have a wonderful life now, that no matter what you do will it affect me again. You took away 9 months of my life that can never be returned, but in this life or next, you will have to be held responsible for those actions, and I hope you are ready for when that time comes.
Mitchell was singing hymns throughout the proceedings.
After the sentencing hearing, Smart spoke to the media with her Father Ed Smart at her side.
Listen HERE to some of her comments:
Editor's Note: This sentencing comes nearly 9 years after Elizabeth Smart was taken from her bed at knifepoint when she was 14 years old. This was also the first time Smart faced her kidnapper in court. Mitchell had been removed from his trial for singing hymns during Smart's testimony.