Brian David Mitchell FINALLY ruled competent to stand trial

A mere seven years after his arrest, Brian David Mitchell has been ruled competent to stand trial for kidnapping Elizabeth Smart. His defense attorney expects the trial will take place last year. Experts’ opinion of Mitchell’s mental status has been divided and everyone concedes that there’s a lot wrong with him, but the judge believes he is capable of assisting his defense and is faking some of his symptoms in order to avoid a trial. Mitchell’s wife and partner in crime, Wanda Barzee, was also initially ruled incompetent, but later on she pleaded guilty.

This is basically going to be a show trial — I mean, what does the state have left to prove? Everyone knows what Mitchell did and I don’t envy his lawyers, having to advocate for that piece of scum. This case has dragged on long enough.

2 thoughts on “Brian David Mitchell FINALLY ruled competent to stand trial

  1. Justin March 9, 2010 / 9:43 am

    Scumbag doesn’t want to go into prison with the general population. Everyone will want to have a piece of him. Guy sneaks into a house, kidnaps a girl, turns her into his own personal sex-slave for nine months is something that is going to piss off every inmate who ever loved their child. He is a marked man and probably wants desperately to stay in a mental hospital than face prison.

    If he is smart (no pun intended), he will find some way to get around whatever suicide watch they have for him and end it. Better to die that way than to die by inches at the hands of people who would get a great deal of personal satisfaction killing him that way.

  2. danielle March 9, 2010 / 4:05 pm

    ….”This case has dragged on long enough.” … no more needed to say…

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