Jury pool in Elizabeth Smart kidnapping trial narrowed to 32
Final 12 jurors plus 2 alternates will be chosen Thursday, when opening arguments will also begin
What seemed to catch the most attention from some courtroom observers, however, wasn't when Mitchell was singing, but the times he stopped singing.
Before the judge entered the courtroom, Mitchell was engaged in what appeared to be conversation with his defense attorney Robert Steele. He also appeared to engage in conversations with his attorneys Tuesday, which has been unusual in his previous court appearances for several years.
At one point Wednesday, Mitchell looked around the courtroom, then started singing again.
When the judge arrived, there was a point when he stopped singing briefly, then shortly picked it up again when the next round of prospective jurors were brought into the courtroom.
Also Wednesday, an order was filed by Kimball to have Barzee flown back to Utah from Texas on Dec. 1 to testify on behalf of the defense. Barzee was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for kidnapping and unlawful transportation of a minor in relation to Smart's abduction.
e-mail: email@example.com TWITTER: DNewsCrimeTeam
- Community comes together to surprise...
- 'We're not going to stop'
- Man killed in avalanche had a passion for...
- Photos: Olympian Noelle Pikus-Pace speaks to...
- About Utah: Company helps show 'you don't win...
- No money for House Speaker Becky Lockhart's...
- Behind the masks: Why some Utahns choose...
- Family of BYU student hit by car say they are...
- Utah Democrats offer full Medicaid... 34
- Gov. Herbert threatens veto of House... 31
- Judge: Biological father will share... 28
- The story of a fish, a river and what's... 24
- Local religious leaders urge support... 24
- Cities, state battle panhandling... 22
- Utah unemployment rate hits five-year low 18
- Dog lovers walk to support anti-bias... 12