The kidnapper serving life in prison for abducting Elizabeth Smart has reportedly been beaten to a bloody pulp in prison. Boo hoo, right? The source is the National Enquirer, so take this how you will. But I don't see why they'd make up something so odd. Anyway, Brian David Mitchell, who abducted Elizabeth when she was 14 and spent the next nine months raping her, has been serving his time in a high security prison in Tuscon, Arizona. Apparently, he's not popular there.
Prisoners are known to look down on child molesters and rapists, and Mitchell is both. Add to that the fact that he reportedly goes around preaching his twisted version of whatever crazy ass religion he practices, and he's just asking for trouble. A source told the mag:
[Mitchell] had a target on his back because the other inmates hate child molesters. It’s part of the prison code. Even murderers look down on them as the lowest of the low.
Then one of the prisoners apparently decided to take Mitchell down. Says the source:
He pummeled the creep to the ground and punched and kicked him for several minutes. Mitchell didn’t even fight back. He just curled up in a fetal position and cried for mercy. Meanwhile, several of the inmates were cheering the attacker on and yelling at Mitchell, 'This is FOR Elizabeth Smart!' ... He had a swollen eye, bloody lip, and several cuts and bruises.
That sounds like what this asswipe would do -- curl into the fetal position and cry. Bullies like this are only bullies when they have someone weaker than themselves to torment.
Another source says that Elizabeth couldn't care less if Mitchell took a beating in prison, that to her "he doesn't exist."
Well, I don't condone violence -- two wrongs don't make a right -- but I won't lose any sleep over this smackdown this if it's true.
Do you think prison has its own justice?
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