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Elizabeth Smart kidnapper now lives near elementary school

Elizabeth Smart kidnapper now lives near elementary school

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A woman who helped kidnap Utah’s Elizabeth Smart is living several blocks away from a Salt Lake City elementary school following her release from prison in September. Utah’s sex-offender registry lists 73-year-old Wanda Barzee as living in a house near the school. She was initially […]

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Elizabeth Smart gives birth to third child, a baby girl

Elizabeth Smart gives birth to third child, a baby girl

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Teenage kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart has given birth to her third child. Smart announced the birth on her Instagram account on Monday with a picture of her holding new daughter Olivia as husband Matthew Gilmour looks on. In her post, Smart says “So happy to welcome Olivia […]

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Elizabeth Smart kidnapper transferred to halfway house

Elizabeth Smart kidnapper transferred to halfway house

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart has been transferred to a federal halfway house following her release from prison. An online entry in the Utah sex-offender registry shows 72-year-old Wanda Barzee is listed as living at a contracted residential re-entry center in Salt Lake […]

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Elizabeth Smart: Accomplice in my kidnapping will be watched

Elizabeth Smart: Accomplice in my kidnapping will be watched

NEW YORK (AP) — Elizabeth Smart says she’s been assured that the woman who helped kidnap her when she was 14 and stood by as she was sexually assaulted will be watched when she’s released from prison. In an interview Tuesday on “CBS This Morning,” Smart says she believes Wanda […]

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Elizabeth Smart says kidnapper being released still a threat

Elizabeth Smart says kidnapper being released still a threat

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Elizabeth Smart says a woman who helped kidnap her when she 14 and stood by as she was sexually assaulted should be committed to a mental-health facility after she’s released from prison next week. Smart said Thursday she was shocked to find out about Wanda […]

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Elizabeth Smart outraged 1 of her kidnappers to be freed

Elizabeth Smart outraged 1 of her kidnappers to be freed

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A woman convicted of helping a former street preacher kidnap Elizabeth Smart in 2002 will be freed from prison more than five years earlier than expected, a surprise decision that Smart called “incomprehensible” on Tuesday. Wanda Barzee, 72, will be released Sept. 19 after the […]

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Elizabeth Smart kidnapper denied early prison release

Elizabeth Smart kidnapper denied early prison release

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A woman convicted of helping a former street preacher kidnap then-Utah teenager Elizabeth Smart from her Salt Lake City home in 2002 has been denied early parole. The decision announced Monday night by the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole was expected after the 72-year-old […]

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Elizabeth Smart says she’s pregnant with third baby

Elizabeth Smart says she’s pregnant with third baby

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart says she’s pregnant with her third child. Smart made the announcement in an Instagram post Monday with a picture of an ultrasound and the words: “Pretty HUGE news!!! We’re expecting baby #3 in November!!!!” Smart was kidnapped from her Salt Lake City bedroom […]

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Elizabeth Smart kidnapper skips parole hearing in Utah

Elizabeth Smart kidnapper skips parole hearing in Utah

DRAPER, Utah (AP) — A woman convicted of helping a former street preacher kidnap then-Utah teenager Elizabeth Smart from her Salt Lake City home in 2002 refused to attend a hearing before the state parole board that could have helped her get out of prison earlier. A Utah parole board […]

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