Elizabeth Smart's Road to Happiness

Revisit her inspiring journey from kidnap victim to heroic advocate to new mom


In October 2009, Smart, 21, testifies in a Salt Lake City courtroom against her kidnapper, whom she says drugged and raped her as often as four times a day during her abduction. Brian David Mitchell is found guilty and sentenced to life in prison. At his 2011 sentencing, Smart faces her kidnapper, saying, "I don't have much to say to you. I know that you know what you did was wrong ... You did it with full knowledge. But I want you to know that I have a wonderful life."