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Smart says she is thrilled after guilty verdict

Smart says she is thrilled after guilty verdict

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 SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Elizabeth Smart says she is thrilled and grateful after a jury convicted the man who kidnapped her eight years ago.

 

The smiling Smart said Friday the case shows victims can move on after horrible things happen.

Smart earlier gave a slight smile in court as she heard the guilty verdicts on charges of kidnapping and unlawful transportation of a minor across state lines for the purposes of illegal sex.

Defendant Brian David Mitchell could face up to life in prison when he is sentenced May 25.

Smart, now 23, testified that she endured near daily rapes and believed Mitchell was driven by his desire for sex, drugs and alcohol, not by any sincere religious beliefs.

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