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Archived stories

Jury selection stories

Mitchell jury selection, day 1

Mitchell jury selection, day 2

Mitchell jury selection, day 3

Transcripts from the proceedings

Mitchell trial: Exhibits links

The Mitchell Jury

Nov. 4 transcript: Parker Douglas presents the defense's opening statement

Nov. 4 transcript: Prosecution's opening statement

Nov. 8 transcript: Elizabeth Smart

Nov. 8 transcript: Lois Smart, Elizabeth's mother

Nov. 8 transcript: Mary Katherine Smart, victim's sister

Nov. 9 transcript: Heidi Perry, Deseret News reporter

Nov. 9 transcript: Jon Richey, Salt Lake City homicide detective

Nov. 9 transcript: Elizabeth Smart

Nov. 10 transcript: Elizabeth Smart

Nov. 15 transcript: Trevelin Colianni, who saw Mitchell in Las Vegas

Nov. 15 transcript: Anita Dickerson, called 911 to report Mitchell in 2003

Nov. 15 transcript: George Dougherty, FBI agent

Nov. 15 transcript: Adelia Harrington, former librarian in Lakeside, Calif.

Nov. 15 transcript: Jill Fleming Ogilvie, private investigator and former San Diego police officer

Nov. 17 transcript: Pamela Atkinson, homeless advocate who knew Mitchell

Nov. 17 transcript: Kayleen Hill, Mitchell's sister

Nov. 17 transcript: Lisa Bishop Holbrook, Mitchell's sister

Nov. 17 transcript: Irene Mitchell, defendant's mother

Nov. 17 transcript: Howard Lemcke, former deputy district attorney

Nov. 17 transcript: Marlon Peterson, former Mitchell roommate

Nov. 17 transcript: Shirl Mitchell, defendant's father

Nov. 18 transcript: Betty McKnight, Idaho LDS member

Nov. 18 transcript: Wanda Barzee, Mitchell's wife

Dec. 8 transcript: Michael Welner, psychiatrist

Dec. 9 Transcript: Closing arguments in the Elizabeth Smart case

Dec. 10 Transcript: Jurors talk with media about Smart verdict

Dec. 10 Transcript: Prosecutors discuss outcome of Smart case at news conference

Previous stories

Oct. 12

Mitchell can get a fair trial, jury questionnaires indicate


Oct. 13

Mitchell defense argues fair trial isn’t possible


Oct. 22

Judge thins potential jury pool in Mitchell case


Oct. 27

Mitchell’s defense says judge erred on jury bias


Oct. 28

Appeals court won’t move Mitchell trial


Oct. 29

Judge in Mitchell trial releases blank jury questionnaires

Potential Mitchell jurors probed on media, religion, insanity defense


Oct. 30

McEntee: For Elizabeth Smart, the final chapter begins


Nov. 1

Jury selection in Mitchell kidnapping trial to begin today

Day 1 of Mitchell case ends with 9 jurors kept, 8 out

Mitchell defense could call Barzee to testify

Mitchell trial: Singing kidnap suspect booted, again


Nov. 2

Jury picks in Elizabeth Smart kidnap case two-thirds complete

22 jurors now selected for Mitchell jury


Nov. 3

Jury pool filled in Elizabeth Smart kidnap case

Smart family could begin testifying Thursday


Nov. 4

Smart kidnap case halted; Court grants stay

Delay in Smart kidnapping trial likely to be brief, legal experts say


Nov. 5

Appeals court orders Mitchell trial to resume Monday


Nov. 6

Analysis: Smart kidnap jurors met standards


Nov. 8

Elizabeth Smart tells story of survival

McEntee: The child who brought her sister home


Nov. 9

Lois Smart describes first contact with Mitchell

Defense: Mitchell was insane at time of kidnapping

Elizabeth Smart’s cunning plan ended nightmare

Smart’s sister recounts the night Elizabeth disappeared


Nov. 10

Elizabeth Smart cross-examined by defense


Nov. 12

Detective testifies he was fooled by Mitchell’s calm demeanor


Nov. 13

Tribune gives public the words the jury hears in Smart trial


Nov. 14

Mitchell verdict hinges on mental-health testimony


Nov. 15

Mitchell intimidating, not delusional, witness says

Police notified in California, Nevada about suspicious behavior by Mitchell

Mitchell videos reveal another personality to jurors

McEntee: Testimony casts doubt on Mitchell plea

Culture Vulture: The Mitchell trial, as seen from the UK


Nov. 16

Defense begins in Smart kidnapping trial

Defense witnesses flesh out Mitchell’s earlier life


Nov. 17

Mitchell was the ‘squeaky wheel,’ family members testify

Mitchell’s father: Son’s ‘alienation’ began in womb


Nov. 18

Wanda Barzee calls first year with Mitchell ‘hellish’

McEntee: Two families, one horrific crime

Barzee: Mitchell’s concept of ‘Lord’s will’ guided pair


Nov. 19

Barzee: Mitchell abducted Smart after a ‘revelation’

Barzee: Mitchell ‘a great deceiver’


Nov. 29

Mitchell shows a different side at state hospital

Duel over Mitchell’s mental state to begin

Smart kidnap trial: Mitchell more ‘Inspector Clouseau’ than James Bond


Nov. 30

Mitchell’s seizure in court halts Smart kidnap case

Smart kidnapping trial to resume after seizure episode


Dec. 1

Smart trial: Barzee fueled Mitchell’s delusions


Dec. 2

Smart storms out of court during procreation testimony


Dec. 3

Expert: Mitchell’s book shows ‘mainstream’ beliefs

Mitchell defense rests in Smart kidnap case

Mitchell: ‘Bizarre’, but is he legally insane?


Dec. 5

Testimony: Mitchell a longtime pedophile


Dec. 6

Guard: Mitchell ‘very attentive’ during Barzee’s testimony


Dec. 7

Witnesses: Mitchell ‘normal’ when out of spotlight


Dec. 8

Psychiatrist: Mitchell floats among several personas

McEntee: For Smart family, a long-awaited verdict nears

Mitchell kidnap trial nearing end

Mitchell doesn’t suffer major mental disorders, expert testifies


Dec. 9

Psychiatrist: ‘Lust trumps religion’ for Mitchell


Dec. 10

For jurors in Mitchell trial, ‘life has changed’


Dec. 11

Guilty verdict brings a smile to Elizabeth Smart’s face


Dec. 14

Ed Smart still fuming over doctor’s testimony


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