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Man charged in Jayme Closs kidnapping, killing of her parents due in court

March 27, 2019 06:29 AM

A man charged with kidnapping a 13-year-old Wisconsin girl and killing her parents is expected to enter a formal plea when he appears in court Wednesday for an arraignment.

In a letter reportedly written by 21-year-old Jake Patterson and posted online, Patterson stated he intends to plead guilty.

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His attorneys and prosecutors have not commented ahead of Wednesday's arraignment.

Patterson is accused of killing James and Denise Closs and kidnapping their daughter, Jayme, on Oct. 15. Jayme was held for 88 days before escaping in January.

Patterson is charged with two counts of intentional homicide and one count each of kidnapping and armed burglary. He faces life in prison if convicted on the homicide counts.

The arraignment is scheduled for 1 p.m.

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