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NATIONAL BRIEFING : UTAH : One guilty plea in Smart abduction

November 17, 2009|Times Wire Reports

The woman charged in the 2002 abduction of then-14-year-old Elizabeth Smart has agreed to plead guilty, her attorney said.

Wanda Eileen Braze, 63, was indicted on charges of kidnapping and unlawful transportation of a minor.

Attorney Scott Williams said she will plead guilty to both charges today in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City. A final agreement was reached Monday, he told the Associated Press.

Braze and her estranged husband, Brian David Mitchell, were both indicted in March 2008, six years after Smart was taken from her Salt Lake City home at knifepoint. She was found nine months later walking with the couple on a suburban street.

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