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Elizabeth Smart Kidnapping

Elizabeth Smart Kidnapping - Lawyers for a man accused of kidnapping Elizabeth Smart could conclude their case as early as Thursday, a day after the young woman stormed out of court during trial.

Smart abruptly left the courtroom Wednesday during the trial of Brian Mitchell, who is charged with kidnapping the Utah teen in 2002. She was 14 at the time.

Smart left during the testimony of defense witness Paul Whitehead, a forensic psychiatrist who treated Mitchell, CNN affiliate KSTU reported.

Whitehead testified about Mitchell's desire to bear children with Smart, the affiliate said.

"Mr. Mitchell was talking with Ms. Smart about having babies to the point where Ms. Smart actually picked out a name in case that happened," Whitehead testified.

That statement prompted Smart's departure, followed by her mother.

Mitchell's trial was halted Tuesday after he suffered seizures in court. Before the seizures, the suspect was singing Christmas carols when he was led into the courtroom. He then began to wail and dropped to the floor, the affiliate said.

Elizabeth Smart Kidnapping

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