Elizabeth Smart may testify before mission

Elizabeth Smart, who has accepted a call to serve an LDS mission, may take the witness stand for the first time in the case against one of her accused kidnappers.

If prosecutors get their way, Smart would testify in two weeks in the proceedings against Brian David Mitchell.

"I think she's anxious to see things happen one way or another," her father, Ed Smart, said Thursday. "I think she is ready to testify on the issue."

On Sept. 25, U.S. District Judge Dale Kimball will consider a motion filed by Mitchell's attorneys to prevent Smart from testifying at Mitchell's competency hearing.

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