UPDATE: Man Accused of Closs Killings, Kidnapping Appears in Court

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UPDATE : 

Jake Patterson, the man accused of killing two people and kidnapping Jayme Closs in Barron County, has waived his right to a preliminary hearing.

Patterson, 21, appeared in Barron County Court on Wednesday morning. Patterson was bound over for trial, meaning there’s enough evidence in the case to proceed to trial.

He is due back in court in late March.

According to a criminal complaint, Patterson outlined in detail for detectives how he shot and killed Jayme Closs’ parents Oct. 15 in their home near Barron and abducted the girl. Jayme escaped in January from the remote cabin where Patterson had been hiding her. Patterson was arrested minutes later, and he was charged Monday with two counts of homicide and kidnapping.


The man accused of kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents is scheduled to appear in court today (Wednesday).

A preliminary hearing is scheduled in Barron County for 21 year old Jake Patterson.

According to a criminal complaint, Patterson described how he shot and killed Jayme Closs’ parents in on October 15 in their home near Barron and abducted Jayme.

In January, Jayme escaped from a home in Douglas County where Patterson had been hiding her, Patterson was arrested minutes later.

He is charged with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide, one count of kidnapping and one count of armed burglary.

The hearing is scheduled for 11 a.m. and we will have a crew at the court appearance.
 

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