So what was their first clue? The kidnapping, the unkempt appearance, or the suspects belief in his own purity and religious significance? I mean who among us hasn't tried to kidnap a 14 year old girl in order to complete God's mission for us? So what if he isn't fit for trial, throw him in a crazy bin and wait for him to become fit. If he gets Dahmerized while he's in there too bad.
Suspect unfit for trial in Elizabeth Smart case
A hearing to review Brian David Mitchell's mental competency was quickly ended after his loud stream of outbursts and discussion of a report by his doctor.
"Repent ye, repent ye. Forsake your idolatry," said Mitchell, whose hands were cuffed to a chain around his waist.
"How dare you sit in those filthy robes, those robes of false priesthood," he told Third District Judge Judith Atherton. "Forsake those robes and kneel in the dust."
Mitchell is charged with aggravated kidnapping, sexual assault, aggravated burglary, and conspiracy to commit aggravated kidnapping.
Mitchell, 53, and his estranged wife, Wanda Barzee, 61, who also is charged with kidnapping Smart when she was 14, are being held at the
Doctors have been trying to treat Mitchell without drugs, but prosecutor Kent Morgan said after Monday's scene in court that a request likely will be made for permission to forcibly administer drugs.
In 2003, Smart was found walking along a street in suburban
Copyright 2006 The Associated Press.