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CrimeAnger and anxiety grip Barron, Wis. as Jayme Closs' alleged kidnapper heads to court

18:01  27 march  2019
18:01  27 march  2019 Source:   startribune.com

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BARRON , WIS . – The jubilation that accompanied Jayme Closs ’ escape after 88 days in captivity has largely faded now, replaced by a deep anger toward Patterson was arrested within minutes, and later confessed to the killings and kidnapping , according to court documents. Patterson’s attorneys have

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BARRON, WIS. – The jubilation that accompanied Jayme Closs's escape after 88 days in captivity has largely faded now, replaced by a deep anger toward her accused kidnapper and a fervent wish for the case to be over.

"We want it to end," Patty Borgen said Tuesday as she sipped a drink with friends at a local pub in town.

It's a sentiment echoed by many in this small Wisconsin town, about 90 miles northeast of the Twin Cities.

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Barron , Wis . — The 21-year-old Wisconsin man accused of kidnapping Jayme Closs pleaded guilty Wednesday to abducting the teenage girl and fatally shooting her parents. Jake T. Patterson, of rural Gordon, was charged with murder, kidnapping and burglary in the Oct.

Jake Patterson, 21, has pleaded guilty to kidnapping Jayme Closs for 88 days and murdering her parents. The sentencing is scheduled for March 24. "We want it to end": Anger and anxiety grip Barron , Wis . as Jayme Closs ' alleged kidnapper heads to court on Wednesday. http

As 21-year Anger and anxiety grip Barron, Wis. as Jayme Closs' alleged kidnapper heads to court© KEREM YUCEL/AFP/Getty Images Jeanne Nutter speaks to the press on January 11, 2019 in Gordon, Wisconsin. Nutter, walking her dog near the cabin she owns with her husband Forrest on January 10, encountered Jayme Closs coming out of nearby woods. - A 13-year-old American girl, missing for almost three months after her parents were shot dead at their home in the US Midwest, has been found alive with her hair matted and wearing oversized shoes. "Jayme Closs was located alive," the sheriff's office in Douglas County, Wisconsin, said in a statement late Thursday. It said she was located near the town of Gordon, close to Lake Superior and approximately 75 miles (120 kilometers) north of her home in rural Barron, Wisconsin. (Photo by Kerem Yucel / AFP) (Photo credit should read KEREM YUCEL/AFP/Getty Images) -old Jake Patterson heads to court here Wednesday, many hope that he delivers on his words in a recent letter to a Twin Cities TV station — that he plans to plead guilty to the brutal crimes to spare Jayme, her family and the community of 3,400 residents the pain of reliving Oct. 15 during a drawn out trial.

Patterson's hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m. in Barron County Circuit Court.

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"He took something from this community that didn't belong to him," Denise Grueneberg said Tuesday. "And it had a ripple effect through the whole community."

Patterson is accused of breaking into the Closs home in the early morning hours and killing Jayme's parents, James and Denise Closs, with blasts from a shotgun.

He then threw Jayme in the trunk of a car, according to police, and drove about 70 miles north to his family's remote cabin in Gordon, Wis.

There, he kept Jayme imprisoned under a bed for nearly three months. She finally broke free after he left her alone on the afternoon of Jan. 10 and she stumbled upon a neighbor walking her dog, who helped alert police.

Patterson was arrested within minutes, and later confessed to the killings and kidnapping, according to court documents.

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‘There Is No Defense’: Expert Thinks Jayme Closs Kidnapping Case Won’t Go To Trial Jake Patterson, the Wisconsin man accused of kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents, will appear before a judge Wednesday afternoon. He has an arraignment hearing scheduled at 1 p.m. in Barron County, where he is expected to enter a plea. His charges include two counts of murder, kidnapping and burglary. Criminal defense attorney Lynne Torgerson, who read the criminal complaint outlining the evidence that led to the charges against Patterson, is convinced the case will not go to trial.

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Plea options

Patterson's attorneys have not commented on how he will plead. But in a letter to a KARE 11 reporter earlier this month, he said he had "huge amounts" of remorse for the crimes he allegedly committed and intends to plead guilty at Wednesday's hearing.

Patterson wrote that he didn't want Jayme's family "to worry about a trial."

His attorneys, Charles Glynn and Richard Jones, likely have advised him against pleading guilty, said Keith Findley, an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School and a former defense attorney.

"It's highly unusual for anyone to plead guilty at an arraignment," Findley said.

"There's plenty of time after this to enter into negotiations and decide what's next," he added. "Examine evidence, talk to the prosecutors, and then you can schedule a plea hearing.

"The expectation would be that you would not plead guilty at the arraignment."

Even if Patterson were to plead guilty, he could withdraw his plea at any time before sentencing, said Daniel Blinka, a professor at Marquette University Law School and a former prosecutor.

Guilty pleas from man who kidnapped Jayme Closs, killed her parents

Guilty pleas from man who kidnapped Jayme Closs, killed her parents The 21-year-old Wisconsin man accused of kidnapping Jayme Closs pleaded guilty Wednesday to abducting the teenage girl and fatally shooting her parents. Jake T. Patterson, of rural Gordon, was charged with murder, kidnapping and burglary in the Oct. 15 slayings of James and Denise Closs and the abduction of their 13-year-old daughter, who was held captive for 88 days before escaping from Patterson’s cabin about an hour north of Barron in January. The plea deal also stipulates that Patterson will not be charged with any offenses in Douglas County, where he held Jayme, and dismisses the burglary count against him.

Prosecutors charged him with kidnapping Jayme and killing her parents Oct. 15 near Barron . Kelly Engelhardt, an aunt of Jayme Closs , attends the first court appearance of Jake Patterson in court He also shaved his head so he would not leave any hair behind and chose his father’s Mossberg

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"The guy has written these letters and made other public pronouncements," Blinka said. "None of that binds him in any way.

"This guy is manipulative."

A sensitive case

Blinka said defense attorneys likely haven't had a chance to review the investigative material from prosecutors.

"I'm sure his lawyers have advised him that, in addition to the mountains of evidence the prosecution has, they will also introduce your written statements and oral statements into evidence," he said.

Under Wisconsin law, Findley said, a convicted criminal has until 20 days after sentencing to file an appeal.

If no appeal is filed, the case is considered closed and the case records become eligible for public release.

However, Findley said the law allows for some exceptions, and in a case as sensitive as this, authorities could determine that Jayme's privacy rights outweigh the public's right to know all the details.

Since no charges have been filed against Patterson in Douglas County, where Jayme was allegedly held, it's not known what happened there.

Blinka praised the "professionalism" of prosecutors for holding off on filing additional charges. For instance, Jayme told authorities in Barron County that Patterson once hit her with an object while she was held captive in the cabin.

"Another prosecutor could have chosen to grandstand [by filing charges]," Blinka said. "It's a very responsible decision not to subject Jayme to testifying unless there's a compelling reason to do so.

"But those two murder charges, if convicted, would presumably keep him in prison for the rest of his life."

John Reinan • 612-673-7402

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