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Ex-kidnapping victims: Jayme Closs needs space, time to heal

Ex-kidnapping victims: Jayme Closs needs space, time to heal

CHICAGO (AP) — Katie Beers’ joy quickly turned to deep concern when she learned 13-year-old Jayme Closs had been found alive in rural Wisconsin nearly three months after police say a man shot and killed her parents then abducted the girl from their home. “She is going to have to grieve the […]

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The Latest: Elizabeth Smart unhappy with kidnapper’s housing

The Latest: Elizabeth Smart unhappy with kidnapper’s housing

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on a woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart living near a school. (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Elizabeth Smart says people with a history of child abuse and sexual violence like the one who helped kidnapped her should be housed as far away […]

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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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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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The Latest: Smart kidnapper released from Utah prison

The Latest: Smart kidnapper released from Utah prison

DRAPER, Utah (AP) — The Latest on the release of the woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart in Utah (all times local): 3:25 p.m. Documents say a woman released from prison in Utah after serving 15 years for kidnaping Elizabeth Smart will live in emergency housing chosen by her probation […]

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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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Elizabeth Smart kidnapper to be released from prison

Elizabeth Smart kidnapper to be released from prison

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on the release of Elizabeth Smart’s kidnapper (all times local): 12:35 p.m. Elizabeth Smart says it is “incomprehensible” that a woman convicted of helping a former street preacher kidnap her will be released from prison next week. Smart said in a statement Tuesday […]

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