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Wanda Barzee

UTAH STATE PRISON — Wanda Barzee was transferred Friday from the Salt Lake County Jail to the Utah State Prison, where she will serve the remainder of her sentence.

Barzee, 70, was admitted about 10:30 a.m., according to prison officials.

On Wednesday, Barzee was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail after completing her federal prison sentence and was transferred back to Utah from Texas.

She and her husband, Brian David Mitchell, were convicted in one of the state's highest profile crimes ever when they kidnapped Elizabeth Smart, 14, from her home in 2002.

Barzee was sentenced in 2010 to 15 years in federal prison for her role in the kidnapping. She also pleaded guilty and mentally ill in state court to the attempted kidnapping of Smart's cousin, Olivia Wright, a few months after Smart was taken.

Barzee was sentenced in that case to one to 15 years at the Utah State Prison. The federal and state sentences were ordered to run concurrently.

The Utah Board of Pardons and Parole held an original parole hearing for Barzee in 2011. Although she was not in the Utah State Prison, the board determined at that time that Barzee would not have another parole hearing in Utah until June 2018.

Because her federal prison time ended before then, she has been sent to Utah to finish serving her time.

Mitchell is currently serving a life sentence in an Arizona federal prison.

— Pat Reavy