Today is a great day. The man who kidnapped Elizabeth Smart was found guilty in a federal court in Utah. Brian David Mitchell was convicted of kidnapping and transporting a child across state lines for sexual purposes. I think he is disturbed but never understood why no one thought he could stand trial or understand his defense. He certainly knew what he was doing when he planned the kidnapping and convinced his wife to go along with him. He had no problems sexually assaulting an raping Elizabeth and keeping her prisoner. The guy is scheduled to be sentenced in May and faces life in prison.
I am amazed that Elizabeth was able to testify and the composure she showed having to face the guy who did not stop singing or humming almost through the entire trial. She stared the guy down and did what had to be done. It was probably so incredibly hard, but she did it and now hopefully she can get some closure.