Wanda Barzee Biography – Wanda Barzee Wiki
Wanda Barzee full name Wanda Elaine Barzee, is the woman convicted of helping to abduct Elizabeth Smart. Elizabeth Smart was abducted from her home in the Federal Heights neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah on June 5, 2002 at the age of 14.
Barzee was first sentenced in 2010 to 15 years in federal prison for assisting in the 2002 abduction of Smart. When she was released from federal prison in 2016, however, she was sentenced to another 1-15 years in state prison on a felony charge for a separate attempted abduction of Smart’s cousin about a month after the first kidnapping.
Smart was kidnapped by Brian David Mitchell, and held captive for nine months. She was rescued after people saw her in Sandy, Utah, with Mitchell and Barzee, who had been identified as suspects in the abduction.
Wanda Barzee will be released from prison on September 19, 2018. In a statement, the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole said, “Upon further review and advice from legal counsel, the board must count time spent in federal custody toward Ms. Barzee’s state sentence. Therefore, Ms. Barzee’s state sentence ends on Sept. 19, 2018.”
Wanda Barzee Age
She was born on November 6, 1945, in Salt Lake City. She is 72 years of age as of 2018.
Wanda Barzee Husband
Her husband is Brian David Mitchell, a former street pastor. They were actively involved in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). Mitchell and Barzee left the church and started using the names “Emmanuel” and “Hephzibah” respectively. The two would preach in downtown Salt Lake City.
Wanda Barzee Children
She has six children. Some of her children include Rhonda, Andrea, Derrick and Louree. Barzee had a troubled relationship with her children; one of her daughters would later refer to her as a “monster,” and claimed that as a child, Wanda fed the child her pet rabbit for dinner.