SALT LAKE CITY, Utah—A woman who kidnapped Elizabeth Smart from her Salt Lake City, Utah bedroom in 2002 was finally sentenced by a judge Friday.
Wanda Barzee was sentenced to 15 years in a federal penitentiary, with credit for the 7 years she has already been in custody.
Last year she pleaded guilty to federal charges of kidnapping and unlawful transportation of a minor across state lines in connection with Smart's kidnapping.
64-year-old Barzee also pleaded guilty to state charges of attempted kidnapping in connection with a second incident shortly after Smart was taken.
In a plea agreement between Federal and State Prosecutors, Barzee will get the credit for time served and has agreed to testify against her now-estranged husband, Brian David Mitchell. Mitchell was only recently brought up on federal charges after outbursts during previous court hearings led judges to find him unfit for trial.
Mitchell and Barzee kidnapped then 14-year-old Smart in 2002 at knifepoint from her Salt Lake City bedroom. A massive search and investigation followed. The three were found walking along a street together 9 months later.
According to Fox 13 in Salt Lake City who was inside the courtroom at the sentencing, Lois Smart, Elizabeth's mother, was allowed to address Barzee during Friday's sentencing and said Barzee hurt her family more than she will ever know. At one point Lois looked right at the woman who kidnapped her daughter and said "mother's don't do that, it is unconscionable what you did to Elizabeth. I hope you are able to make peace with your maker."