Smart told jurors that Mitchell used religion to justify sex, alcohol and drug use, including raping her almost daily.
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A Cunning Criminal
Most importantly perhaps, Smart's detailed testimony reveals Mitchell as a cunning master criminal and deceiver who could talk his way out of close calls with the authorities, rather than the religious zealot who suffers from progressive mental illness, as his defense attorneys claim.
"He was his number one priority, followed by sex, drugs and alcohol, but he used religion in all of those aspects to justify everything," Smart told the jury.
"Nine months of living with him and seeing him proclaim that he was God's servant and called to do God's work and everything he did to me and my family is something that I know that God would not tell somebody to do," she said. "God would never tell someone to kidnap her at knifepoint from their bed, from her sister's side ... never continue to rape her and sexually abuse her."
Smart told jurors that she remained with Mitchell throughout the nine months because he threatened to kill her family if she tried to escape.
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