Elizabeth Smart Begs Authorities to Not Release Her Kidnapper Early: ‘She Is a Threat’

Still in disbelief after hearing her kidnaper Wanda Barzee will walk free, Elizabeth Smart is begging authorities to reconsider their decision.

At a press conference on Thursday, Smart recounted the countless months she was held captive.

“Wanda Barzee saw me as her slave. She called me her handmaiden and she never hesitated to let her displeasure with me be known,” Smart said.

“I do believe she is a threat. She is a woman who had six children and yet could co-conspire to kidnap a 14-year-old girl, and not only sit next to her while [I was] being raped, but encouraged her husband to continue raping me.”

“So, do I believe she is dangerous? Yes, but not just to me. I believe that she is a danger and a threat to any vulnerable person in our community, which is why our community should be worried,” Smart added.

Smart was abducted by Barzee

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