Your tip

Elizabeth Smart's Alleged Kidnapper Collapses In Court; Trial Delayed


Nov. 30 2010, Published 11:10 a.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to XShare to Email
Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

The man accused of kidnapping Elizabeth Smart has collapsed in court forcing the case to be brought to a sudden stop.

Brian David Mitchell, 57, suffered a seizure before falling under the defense table as his lawyers desperately yelled for help.

Mitchell had entered the courtroom singing O Holy Night and making bizarre bleating noises before he fell to the ground.

The jury had not yet been seated and was simply told that an issue had come up, halting the kidnapping case in Salt Lake City.

Article continues below advertisement

U.S Marshalls called 911 as Mitchell lay still on the floor of the courtroom and defense attorney Wendy Lewis asked if her client was breathing.

Medics confirmed he was alive before giving him oxygen and wheeling him out of court on a gurney.

SHOCKING PHOTOS: Elizabeth Smart Evidence In Kidnapping Case

Despite the panic, his stepdaughter, Rebecca Woodward told reporters he would refuse treatment.

"They'll take him to the hospital and he'll refuse treatment," she said. "He won't take anything. This isn't something he's making up. These are real."

Breaking News

Mitchell is know for his bizarre behavior in court and has been escorted out for singing hymns in the past.

Elizabeth Smart Calls Kidnapper A Hypocrite

The trial is expected to resume tomorrow.

Smart, 23, was alleged kidnapped, raped and tortured by Mitchell after being kidnapped when she was 14-years-old.


Elizabeth Smart Listens To Testimony Against Her Alleged Kidnapper

Cop ‘Missed Opportunity To Save Elizabeth Smart Traumatized Me’



More from RadarOnline

More From Radar Online

    Opt-out of personalized ads

    © Copyright 2024 RADAR ONLINE™️. A DIVISION OF MYSTIFY ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK INC. RADAR ONLINE is a registered trademark. All rights reserved. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services. Offers may be subject to change without notice.