Elizabeth Smart took the witness stand in court today and was forced to relive the nightmare of her kidnapping all over again. The now 23-year old Elizabeth Smart was woken up in the middle of the night by a man holding a knife to her throat in 2002, when she was just 14.
Smart said, “I could feel something cold across my neck.” She then recounted how the man told her to get out of bed, and she even said that she thought she was having a nightmare, unable to believe what was really taking place.
Elizabeth Smart obeyed her kidnapper, Brian David Mitchell’s orders, and adds, “I remember him saying that ‘I have a knife to your neck, don’t make a sound, get out of bed and come with me or I will kill you and all your family.”
In fear for her family’s safety, Elizabeth went out the door and into the woods behind her house with Mitchell, beginning what would be a nine month ordeal.
Today had to be pretty tough for Elizabeth Smart, but she got through it with grace and composure. Hopefully justice will be served, and Brian David Mitchell will pay for his crimes against her.