The Children of Wanda Barzee
Mitchell has pled not guilty, and a judge is determining whether he is competent to stand trial.
Mitchell's wife of 17 years, Wanda Barzee, was an accomplice in the abduction. On November 17, 2009, Barzee pled guilty in Federal Court to kidnapping and unlawful transportation of a minor. She's confined to a state hospital and has yet to be sentenced.
State charges are pending against both Mitchell and Barzee.