Patterson sentenced in Closs case

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Jake Patterson

On Friday, May 24, 2019 Barron County Judge James Babler, ordered Jake Patterson to serve two life prison terms with no possibility of parole, for the murder of James and Denise Closs. He also ordered Patterson to serve 40 years (25 years confinement plus 15 years of extended supervision) for the kidnapping of Jayme Closs.
Patterson killed James and Denise Closs on October 15, 2018, at their home near Barron. Jayme was kidnapped at that same time. Jayme was missing for 88 days before being found alive near Gordon, WI. on January 10th, bringing a joyful ending to a horrible crime.
Barron County Circuit Court Judge James Babler stated he believed Patterson to be one of the most dangerous men to ever walk the planet.
The emotional hearing lasted approximately two hours.
Barron County District Attorney Brian Wright thanked Judge Babler and Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald thanked all law enforcement officers in Wisconsin and beyond.



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