March 27, 2019 09:40 PM
A man charged with kidnapping a 13-year-old Wisconsin girl and killing her parents has pleaded guilty during an arraignment Wednesday.
Patterson has entered a guilty plea for three counts: two counts of intentional homicide and one count of kidnapping. A count of armed burglary was dropped. The intentional homicide counts carry a sentence of life in prison.
According to a criminal complaint released at the time, 21-year-old Jake Patterson told authorities that he decided "to take" Jayme Closs after seeing her getting on a school bus near her home.
Jayme was held for 88 days in a cabin about an hour north of her family's home in Barron before she escaped in January. On the day of her escape, Jayme approached a woman walking her dog in Gordon, Wisconsin, told her a man killed her parents, and said she needed help.
Sentencing is scheduled for May 24 at 1:30 p.m.
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Updated: March 27, 2019 09:40 PM
Created: March 27, 2019 11:29 AM
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