While little is known about the conditions in the home where three Cleveland women were allegedly enslaved for a decade , the trio likely suffered from the same kind of deprivation as prisoners of war, according to at least one psychological expert who trained in hostage situations with the FBI.
Wondering how this coming week will shape up? Here's a look ahead at some of the events on tap. Monday, June 4: Trial of Norwegian Mass Killer Anders Behring Breivik Resumes Breivik's trial is scheduled to continue. He has admitting killing 77 people in twin terror attacks in Norway last summer.
Wedding bells are ringing for Elizabeth Smart, the young Utah woman who was kidnapped at age 14 and survived nine months of captivity. An ABC News commentator and music student at Brigham Young University, Smart, 24, got engaged last weekend and is planning a wedding for late spring-early summer,
Elizabeth Smart , who was abducted from her Utah home nearly 10 years ago, wiped away tears while speaking at a Salt Lake City Rotary Club about the night Brian Mitchell kidnapped and raped her. Her unflinching account, reported by ABC News affiliate KTVX on Tuesday, details the harrowing ordeal.
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Elizabeth Smart , the Utah teenager who was abducted in 2002 from her Salt Lake City home and held captive for nine months, has never met Jaycee Dugard , but she has a message for the California woman who spent a harrowing 18 years in captivity before being rescued in 2009, and sharing her story
Nearly nine years after being kidnapped and held in a state of sexual slavery she describes as "my nine months of hell", Elizabeth Smart addressed her former captor face-to-face in a packed Salt Lake City courtroom, just moments before he was sentenced to life in prison. Brian David Mitchell, the
Elizabeth Smart confronted her abductor and told him "in this life or next you will have to be held responsible" before he was sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping her at age 14, raping her and holding her captive. "I know that you know what you did was wrong," a stoical Smart, now 23, told
When Elizabeth Smart speaks at the sentencing this week of the man who kidnapped her from her bedroom nine years ago, her words might be directed to the judge, but she hopes her message will reach others who have gone through ordeals like hers. At Brian David Mitchell's sentencing, scheduled for