Brian David Mitchell, the infamous kidnapper of Elizabeth Smart, has been sentenced to life in prison for the abduction he carried out in 2002.
Smart, now 23, was present in the Salt Lake City courtroom Wednesday along with her mother Lois, sister Mary Katherine and father Ed Smart.
Elizabeth Smart addressed the court and Mitchell, saying:
The verdict was clearly for the best.
“I don’t have very much to say to you. I know exactly what you did."
"I know that you know what you did was wrong. You did it with a full knowledge. I also want you to know that I have a wonderful life now, that no matter what you do it will never affect me again. You took away nine months of my life.
"That can never be returned, but in this life or next, you will have to be held responsible for those actions, and I hope you are ready for when that time comes."
Ed Smart also addressed Mitchell.