Court Watch - POSTED: 2010/11/30 18:41
A former street preacher on trial for kidnapping and assaulting Elizabeth Smart suffered an apparent seizure in the courtroom Tuesday and was rushed to a hospital.
The judge adjourned the case for the day after defendant Brian David Mitchell was removed on a stretcher and put in an ambulance.
Paramedics took Mitchell to a hospital, but neither court officials nor defense attorneys would identify it. His condition could not immediately be determined.
However, court officials said later in the day the trial would resume Wednesday.
The incident occurred as the jury was about to be called into the courtroom for another day of testimony.
Mitchell was sitting between two of his defense attorneys when he stopped his daily hymn singing and slumped over slightly in his chair. He cried out — a long, loud moan — as his body twisted to the left.