ELIZABETH SMART RAN AWAY! MITCHELL'S SHOCKING DEFENSE

Published on: April 10, 2003

Elizabeth Smart wasn't kidnapped -- she ran away!

That's the startling claim twisted Brian Mitchell plans to use as his defense for abducting Elizabeth from her Salt Lake City home nearly a year ago.

The issue that goes on sale Friday reveals street preacher Mitchell's bizarre scenario of the abduction, tells why he plans to call Elizabeth to the stand to testify on his behalf … and more.