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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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Utah lawmaker wants to close loophole that released Barzee

Utah lawmaker wants to close loophole that released Barzee

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah legislator has introduced a bill he says would close a loophole that allowed for one of Elizabeth Smart’s kidnappers to be released from prison. Rep. Ken Ivory of West Jordan says the loophole in a state law allowed 72-year-old Wanda Barzee to be […]

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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 was 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 […]

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Elizabeth Smart to speak on captor’s release from prison

Elizabeth Smart to speak on captor’s release from prison

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on Elizabeth Smart’s reaction to the release of one of her kidnappers (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Elizabeth Smart says she has no desire to talk to her kidnapper after her unexpected release from prison next week. When asked during a news conference Thursday […]

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