Elizabeth Smart Gets the Last Word

Wednesday, Elizabeth Smart confronted Brian David Mitchell, the street preacher convicted of holding her captive and raping her for nine months when she was 14. Now 23, she addressed Mitchell just before the Utah judge sentenced him two life sentences without parole. "I don't have very much to say to you. I know exactly what you did," said Smart. "I know that you know that what you did was wrong. You did it with full knowledge ... but I have a wonderful life now and no matter what you do, you will never affect me again."

"You took away nine months of my life that can never be returned. You will have to be held responsible for those actions, whether it's in this life or the next, and I hope you are ready for when that time comes."

Kudos to Elizabeth Smart for her bravery and poise. May the rest of her years be fabulous. 

Posted on May 25, 2011 and filed under News.