When Brian David Mitchell forced Elizabeth Smart out of her bedroom and into his possession for nine months against her will, he gave up all his rights to be treated like a normal person, as far as I'm concerned. I'm sick of people thinking criminals should have more rights than their victims.

As a taxpayer, I want my money to be used as efficiently as possible, and having Mitchell living in a mental hospital won't cut it. He is an evil man who needs to stand trial and face the penalty for his crime.

Julie VanDenBerghe