November 9th, 2010
01:39 PM ET

Elizabeth Smart discusses her months in captivity

Testifying in the trial of her alleged kidnapper, Elizabeth Smart recounted before jurors Tuesday an encounter with a Salt Lake City detective that could have brought her home months earlier.

The homicide detective encountered Smart and her alleged abductor, Brian David Mitchell, along with Mitchell's wife, Wanda Barzee, at the city library in the fall of 2002, several months after she was snatched at knifepoint from her family's home in June, she testified Tuesday.

The three had gone to the library to research California and San Diego, Smart said. Mitchell was already considering moving her there, and the encounter with police spurred him to do so.


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  1. Cub Reporter

    Cub reporter: Incredible ordeal you went through Miss Smart. "Yes, it was Cub Reporter". How much money do you figure your Dad saved by hiring a transient bum instead of a local business to work around you and your home? "Oh, probly about thirty or forty bucks maybe? I dunno fer sure"

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