Utah

Kidnapper of Elizabeth Smart moved to Utah prison

  • This April 8, 2016 photo provided by Utah State Prison shows Wanda Barzee. Barzee, 70, convicted with her husband, self-styled prophet Brian David Mitchell, in the 2002 kidnapping of 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart from her Salt Lake City bedroom, has been moved into a Utah prison. Barzee was admitted to the prison in Draper, Utah, Friday, April 8, 2016, after her transfer earlier this week from Texas, where she was serving a federal prison term for the kidnapping.(Utah State Prison via AP)

    This April 8, 2016 photo provided by Utah State Prison shows Wanda Barzee. Barzee, 70, convicted with her husband, self-styled prophet Brian David Mitchell, in the 2002 kidnapping of 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart from her Salt Lake City bedroom, has been moved into a Utah prison. Barzee was admitted to the prison in Draper, Utah, Friday, April 8, 2016, after her transfer earlier this week from Texas, where she was serving a federal prison term for the kidnapping.(Utah State Prison via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - This Nov. 18, 2010, file photo, Wanda Barzee, estranged wife of Brian David Mitchell leaves court, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Barzee, serving federal prison time in the 2002 kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart from her bedroom has been moved to a Utah jail. Salt Lake County authorities say 70-year-old Barzee was booked into their jail Thursday, after being transferred from another jail in Texas.  (Jeffrey D. Allred /The Deseret News via AP)  SALT LAKE TRIBUNE OUT; MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT; TV OUT

    FILE - This Nov. 18, 2010, file photo, Wanda Barzee, estranged wife of Brian David Mitchell leaves court, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Barzee, serving federal prison time in the 2002 kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart from her bedroom has been moved to a Utah jail. Salt Lake County authorities say 70-year-old Barzee was booked into their jail Thursday, after being transferred from another jail in Texas. (Jeffrey D. Allred /The Deseret News via AP) SALT LAKE TRIBUNE OUT; MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT; TV OUT  (The Associated Press)

A woman convicted in Elizabeth Smart's 2002 kidnapping is back in Utah, where she'll finish serving time on state charges.

Steve Gehrke with the Utah Department of Corrections says 70-year-old Wanda Barzee was admitted to the Draper prison Friday.

Barzee was transferred earlier this week from Texas, where she was serving a federal prison term for the kidnapping.

She was returned to Utah to finish serving time on state kidnapping charges.

Barzee pleaded guilty to helping the self-styled prophet Brian David Mitchell kidnap the 14-year-old girl from her Salt Lake City bedroom and hold her for nine months before she was found and rescued.

Mitchell, Barzee's estranged husband, is serving two life terms in an Arizona federal prison.

Barzee has a hearing before Utah's parole board in June 2018.