Wanda Barzee, a woman convicted of helping a former street preacher kidnap Smart in 2002 will be freed from prison more than five years earlier than expected, a surprise decision that Smart called "incomprehensible" on September 11, 2018.
While Barzee has served her time and is not being released early, she is still getting out several years earlier than many people expected.
The 15-year federal prison sentence was handed down in exchange for Barzee's cooperation in state and federal cases against Mitchell, CNN reported. "I don't think you can just kidnap a 14-year-old girl and, you know, not only sit by her while she's being raped, but encourage the rapist to continue".
Smart recalled Tuesday how Barzee encouraged Mitchell, who is serving a life sentence, to rape her.
"The Board of Pardons and Parole had previously operated under the understanding, that the six years Ms. Barzee spent in federal prison did not count toward her state sentence".
Smart said he feels that Utah's justice system let his family down and he doesn't feel that the plea deal took them into consideration. It's been a rollercoaster of emotion, of worry, of wondering what's going to happen", Elizabeth told Gayle King on CBS This Morning "But am I concerned? On Sept. 11, the parole board said she had completed both sentences.
Smart then added that: " I have been reassured multiple times that she will be kept a very close eye on. It just was dark.
"I know just how bad she really can be".
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Regarding Barzee's release, she said, "It's been a rollercoaster".
She continued: "I do believe she's still a danger". When Smart was 14 years old, a man broke into her family's home in Salt Lake City, sneaked into her bedroom while she was sleeping and abducted her at knifepoint.
She wrote a book detailing her kidnapping, which is called "My Story", and although she lives a private life these days, the Salt Lake Tribune said she is married and now expecting her third child, according to published reports.
Barzee was convicted on state and federal charges after she and her husband Brian David Mitchell were arrested for snatching Smart from her home in Salt Lake City in 2002. Barzee was charged with the kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart in June of 2002 and the hearing is being held to determine if she should be forced to be medicated in an effort to make her competent to stand trial.
She was eventually rescued when a stranger saw the three of them in the street and recognized the pair from an episode of America's Most Wanted.
Barzee pleaded guilty in 2010 to kidnapping and unlawful transport of a minor for the purposes of sexual activity. The board decided last week that she had served her sentence.
Mitchell was given back to back life sentences. She uses her experiences to help others, especially through the Elizabeth Smart Foundation, which aims to stop the victimization of children and offer hope to survivors. She has turned her trauma into a tool and speaks at motivational events.