Elizabeth Smart takes the stand today

(Nov. 8) — Elizabeth Smart took the stand today in the federal trial of her accused kidnapper and described how she awoke in the early morning hours of June 5, 2002, to feel a knife at her throat. The man holding it threatened to kill her and her family if she did not come with him, she said.

“He said he was taking me hostage, for ransom,” Smart, now 23, testified, according to The Associated Press. “I was shocked. I thought I was having a nightmare.”

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Natalie has more than 30 years writing, editing, proofreading and design experience. She has written 20 books (and counting), has worked for the Sundance Film Festival, and as an investigative journalist, editor, and proofreader. She embraces her gypsy-heart and is following her new free-thinking journey through life. Follow her as she starts over and learns a bunch of life's lessons--some the hard way.
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One Response to Elizabeth Smart takes the stand today

  1. I can’t help noticing the difference in Elizabeth’s clothing today vs. last week. When she had to testify about the horror she went through, she wore mostly black, and the highest turtle-neck I’ve ever seen. Today it’s brighter colors and a regular blouse. Clearly it was traumatic to go through that testimony. Here’s hoping that the weight of that memory is now off her shoulders, permanently.

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