Elizabeth Smart Kidnapper Granted Early Release From Prison

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The woman convicted of helping to kidnap Elizabeth Smart will be released from prison next Wednesday, the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole announced Tuesday — in a surprise reversal of a previous decision.

Wanda Barzee, 72, will be released early from Utah State Prison on Sept. 19.

Barzee was first sentenced in 2010 to 15 years in federal prison for assisting in the 2002 abduction of Smart. When she was released from federal prison in 2016, however, she was sentenced to another 1-15 years in state prison on a felony charge for a separate attempted abduction of Smart’s cousin about a month after the first kidnapping.

 

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