CNN: Suspect in Elizabeth Smart kidnapping to plead guilty

by | Nov. 17, 2009

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A woman accused with her husband of kidnapping Utah teenager Elizabeth Smart in 2002 is set to plead guilty in federal court Tuesday under terms of a plea deal reached with prosecutors, according to court documents.

Wanda Eileen Barzee, 64, is charged with kidnapping and unlawful transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, according to a 2008 indictment that a federal grand jury returned against her.

The terms of her plea agreement have not been made public and will not be until the agreement is executed in court, said Melodie Rydalch, spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney's office for Utah.

The hearing will be held Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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