Brian David Mitchell kicked out of court

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The man standing trial in the abduction of Elizabeth Smart has been kicked out of a courtroom in Utah for singing hymns as jury selection got under way.Brian David Mitchell was moved to another room at federal court in Salt Lake City to watch Monday’s proceedings by remote video.U.S. District Court Judge Dale Kimball tolerated about a half-hour of Mitchell’s soft hymns before ordering him out of the courtroom.Kimball also rejected Mitchell’s request to don robes he was wearing when he was arrested with Smart, nine months after the girl vanished from her bedroom.Mitchell was indicted in March 2008 on federal kidnapping and unlawful transportation of a minor across state lines charges.If convicted, he could spend the rest of his life in prison.

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