Jake Patterson pleads guilty to kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs

Jake Patterson’s final chilling words to his victim left the court gallery in shock just moments after he admitted to kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and murdering her parents in a depraved and unprovoked attack.   

Patterson, 21, shouted ‘bye Jayme’ shortly after pleading guilty on Wednesday to two counts of intentional homicide, which carries a mandatory sentence of life imprisonment, as well as one count of kidnapping.

Patterson admitted to snatching Jayme after shooting and killing her parents, James and Denise Closs, at the family’s home on October 15 last year.

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A Wisconsin man accused of kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents will spend the rest of his lift behind bars after pleading guilty to homicide. Jake Patterson, 21, pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of intentional homicide and one count of kidnapping

A Wisconsin man accused of kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents will spend the rest of his lift behind bars after pleading guilty to homicide. Jake Patterson, 21, pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of intentional homicide and one count of kidnapping

A Wisconsin man accused of kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents will spend the rest of his lift behind bars after pleading guilty to homicide. Jake Patterson, 21, pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of intentional homicide and one count of kidnapping 

The sick abductor held her at a remote cabin for 88 days before she escaped in January and raised the alarm.

The shocking crime captivated the country and sent Barron County investigators on a months-long search for Closs and her then-unknown abductor.  

A criminal complaint says Patterson told authorities he decided to ‘take’ Jayme after he saw her getting on a school bus near her home.

Patterson told investigators that he fled with Closs to his home in Gordon, Wisconsin. 

The sick abductor held her at a remote cabin for 88 days before she escaped in January and raised the alarm. The shocking crime captivated the country and sent Barron County investigators on a months-long search for Closs and her then-unknown abductor

The sick abductor held her at a remote cabin for 88 days before she escaped in January and raised the alarm. The shocking crime captivated the country and sent Barron County investigators on a months-long search for Closs and her then-unknown abductor

The sick abductor held her at a remote cabin for 88 days before she escaped in January and raised the alarm. The shocking crime captivated the country and sent Barron County investigators on a months-long search for Closs and her then-unknown abductor

Jake Patterson, 21, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to two counts of intentional homicide

Jake Patterson, 21, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to two counts of intentional homicide

Jayme Closs was abducted after her parents were murdered

Jayme Closs was abducted after her parents were murdered

A criminal complaint says Patterson told authorities he decided to ‘take’ Jayme after he saw her getting on a school bus near her home. Patterson told investigators that he fled with Closs to his home in Gordon, Wisconsin

He allegedly created a space for Closs under his bed, and when he’d leave the house, he’d put heavy weights around the bed so she couldn’t move or escape, according to the complaint.

Closs told investigators that Patterson ‘would make her stay under the bed for up to 12 hours at a time with no food, water or bathroom breaks,’ according to the complaint.

The victim and her family said in a statement in February: ‘Jayme and her family wish to extend their deepest gratitude for the incredible gifts and generous donations that she has received from all over the country and around the world. 

He allegedly created a space for Closs under his bed, and when he'd leave the house, he'd put heavy weights around the bed so she couldn't move or escape, according to the complaint

He allegedly created a space for Closs under his bed, and when he'd leave the house, he'd put heavy weights around the bed so she couldn't move or escape, according to the complaint

He allegedly created a space for Closs under his bed, and when he’d leave the house, he’d put heavy weights around the bed so she couldn’t move or escape, according to the complaint

Closs told investigators that Patterson 'would make her stay under the bed for up to 12 hours at a time with no food, water or bathroom breaks,' according to the complaint

Closs told investigators that Patterson 'would make her stay under the bed for up to 12 hours at a time with no food, water or bathroom breaks,' according to the complaint

Closs told investigators that Patterson ‘would make her stay under the bed for up to 12 hours at a time with no food, water or bathroom breaks,’ according to the complaint

‘Jayme greatly appreciates each and every gift, as well as the many cards and letters,’ the statement said. 

‘The many kind words have been a source of great comfort to her.’ 

Patterson faces a maximum sentence of life in prison for murder and 40 years for kidnapping, the judge said. 

Lynn Closs, aunt of Jayme Closs, leaves the courtroom after Jake Patterson plead guilty

Lynn Closs, aunt of Jayme Closs, leaves the courtroom after Jake Patterson plead guilty

Lynn Closs, aunt of Jayme Closs, leaves the courtroom after Jake Patterson plead guilty

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