Elizabeth Smart storms out of court after witness says Mitchell wanted her to get pregnant

by | Dec. 01, 2010

Mormons We Know

A visibly upset Elizabeth Smart stormed out of the courtroom Wednesday after a witness testified that she had picked out a name for a baby should she become pregnant during the time she was kidnapped.

The topic of the testimony was something that had not been discussed in any previous court hearings for Brian David Mitchell, who is on trial for kidnapping and raping Smart.

Dr. Paul Whitehead, the clinical director of the forensic unit at the Utah State Hospital, was referring to information he'd gathered from Mitchell's wife Wanda Barzee's journal and from police reports. He said part of Mitchell's motive for wanting to marry many women was for reproduction purposes.

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