Elizabeth Smart testifies about day she was found

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Elizabeth Smart says that on the day police finally found her, she lied to them about her identity out of fear her abductor would kill her. Smart is testifying at the trial of Brian David Mitchell, who is accused of kidnapping her from her bedroom in 2002 and holding her captive for nine months. She told jurors Tuesday that she told police she was Augustine Marshall, the daughter of traveling preachers. She says that was the story Mitchell directed to her to tell if ever anyone approached her. But Smart says she was also thinking her ordeal was finally coming to an end. Police stopped a disguised Smart, along with Mitchell and his wife, while they were walking on a suburban Salt Lake City street. Drivers had reported seeing the girl.

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