Wife of Elizabeth Smart's kidnapper seeks forgiveness, desires re-baptism as LDS

In letters written to her mother, Wanda Barzee seeks forgiveness for any pain she has caused and says she expects to spend the rest of her life in prison.

Barzee, 63, charged in the 2002 kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart, makes just one reference to Smart in the 12 letters obtained by The Associated Press. And she doesn't provide details about the nine months the girl allegedly spent with her and her now-estranged husband Brian David Mitchell.

The couple is charged with multiple felonies in state court and last year was indicted by a federal grand jury.

"In one of these letters, Wanda is remembering the sins that she did," said Barzee's mother, 88-year-old Dora Corbett, who provided letters sent between July 2008 and August 2009 to The AP. "She doesn't talk about it, she just remembers them and says she needs to repent of them."

But Barzee writes of repentance only when discussing her desire to be re-baptized in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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