“Jayme Closs submitted a powerful statement to the court for the sentencing Friday of the man who admitted to killing her parents and holding her captive for 88 days.
“Closs, 13, was not present for the hearing for 21-year-old Jake Patterson, but her family’s attorney read the statement to the court.
“In it, she recalled the day in October that Patterson kidnapped her and murdered her parents, James and Denise Closs, at their Barron, Wisconsin home.
“Patterson then brought Closs to his cabin near the town of Gordon, which is about 60 miles from her house. She said she is still living with the emotional scars of her ordeal.”
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