A man who broke into the home of Jayme Closs after her parents were killed and she went missing has been sentenced to two years of probation
UPDATE: Patterson sentenced to life in prison, no parole eligible for murder, 40 years for kidnapping
In March, Patterson pleaded guilty after kidnapping Jayme Closs and killing her parents in 2018.
Jayme Closs, the Barron County teen who was abducted for 88 days before escaping her captor and finding help, is being honored before the Wisconsin Assembly Wednesday as a hometown
Twenty-one-year-old Jake Patterson pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of intentional homicide and one count of kidnapping. A count of armed burglary was dropped.
Its been two months since Jayme Closs was found alive in a northwest Wisconsin home and the area is still healing after the events.
A 13-year-old Wisconsin girl who spent 88 days in captivity after a violent abduction from her home is thanking supporters from around the world.
Patterson has been charged with two felony counts of first degree intentional homicide, one felony count of kidnapping, and one felony count of armed burglary.
In an update posted to a fundraiser for Jayme Closs, family said she is smiling, and even laughing with a few of her close friends.
The Douglas County District Attorney's Office doesn't anticipate filing a criminal complaint against Jayme Closs' alleged kidnapper in the immediate future.
Hormel Foods and Jennie-O say they'll donate the $25,000 it had offered in reward money for information leading to Jayme Closs directly to the 13-year-old girl.