Elizabeth Smart Update: Defendant Brian David Mitchell Acts Like A Nut

Elizabeth Smart
Elizabeth Smart kidnapping trial began today with jury selection

The kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart has finally gone to court, and there’s been a development this morning Brian David Mitchell is acting like a kook, perhaps all the better to convince the people being interviewed for the jury that he does not deserve a stiff penalty for allegedly taking the then-14-year-old girl from her house eight years ago.

He was singing the song “May We All Remember” and refused to wear a suit, opting instead to keep his orange prison garb on. He was only wearing that because the judge had denied a Mitchell request to wear robes during the case.

Let’s hope that whichever of the 35 potential jury members isn’t convinced by Mitchell’s antics Smart and her family deserve justice after all that suffering.