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Niece: Family won't take in Elizabeth Smart's kidnapper

 

September 16, 2018



SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Once an accomplished organ player in Salt Lake City, Wanda Barzee became a disturbing figure for members of her own family after she helped in the 2002 kidnapping of then-teenager Elizabeth Smart.

Days before the 72-year-old woman is released from prison, looming fears about whether she remains a threat and calls to keep her off the streets bring up deep-rooted questions about mental-health treatment in the nation's prisons, an expert said.

And details of the crime still horrify Barzee's niece, Tina Mace.

"It just makes you ill. How could anyone do that?" she said.

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