Posted: May 21, 2010 11:39 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5
Updated: May 21, 2010 11:39 AM
A federal judge has ordered a woman who pleaded guilty to kidnapping Elizabeth Smart to spend 15 years in prison, with credit for about seven years she's already served.
U.S. District Judge Dale Kimball said Friday Wanda Barzee will serve the sentence at the Federal Medical Center, Carswell, in Fort Worth, Texas.
The 64-year-old Barzee pleaded guilty to federal charges of kidnapping and unlawful transportation of a minor across state lines in Smart's abduction.
Barzee has agreed to testify in pending state and federal cases against her now-estranged husband, Brian David Mitchell. Smart was 14 in 2002 when she was kidnapped at knifepoint from her bedroom.