Brian David Mitchell was declared competent to stand trial last March 1, 2010. Now the Federal Public Pretender was an NGI Defense.
One big fat problem; Mitchell willfully concealed Elizabeth Smart for nine months. He concealed her because he knew he committed an act of kidnapping. He also wanted nothing more than a sex slave, so any NGI Defense will fail. Yes, he might still be able to watched "Charmed" in the Federal Penitentiary he'll stay at, but he may end up in day room full of other prisoners wanting to watch the Morning News instead, and see if their local team won last night's game. In other words, his fellow cellmates may end up killing Mitchell for being a child molestor, singing too much and too loud, and trying to get his own way. He's not a Neo-Nazi, in the Black Guerrilla Family, or the Mexican Mafia, so he has to learn that he will be sent to a non-Mormon environment for an untreated sex addiction caused by his father molesting him.
It is a sex addiction that is the cause of Mitchell's problem, and ultimately he chose to not use self-control.
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