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Hearing Set for Mitchell on Forcible Medication

Hearing Set for Mitchell on Forcible Medication



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A hearing has been set for the man accused in the kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart.

A three-day hearing is scheduled to begin on September 11 for Brian David Mitchell to determine if he can be forcibly medicated.

Mitchell has refused all treatment at the Utah State Hospital --- where he's been since August 2005. A judge ruled last year that Mitchell's estranged wife --- Wanda Barzee --- could be forcibly medicated. She had also refused treatment at the state hospital.

Mitchell and Barzee are accused in the 2002 kidnapping of Smart, who was 14 at the time. The pair faces several charges --- including aggravated kidnapping.

------ Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, http://www.sltrib.com

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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