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how, during the ordeal, "she didn't' feel human." In 2002, Smart was abducted at knifepoint from her bedroom by itinerant street preacher Brian David Mitchell and held by Mitchell and his wife, Wanda Barzee. "To her, I was a slave, and to him, I was an object," she said.
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At the moment of her kidnapping, she said, her greatest fear was that her family would never know her fate. She wished he would rape and murder her by her parents' house so that at least they would have some answers.
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The kidnappers took Smart to a secluded campsite about 18 miles from her home. Mitchell performed an improvised wedding ceremony and then raped her. Initially, he chained her Read More »from Elizabeth Smart Speaks Out on Surviving Evil
During her nine months of captivity, Elizabeth Smart, then 14, was subjected to unthinkable physical abuse and psychological manipulation. In a special interview airing on Friday, she tells