& # 39; He thought he could own me, but he was wrong. I was smarter & # 39 ;: Jayme Closs requests that her abductor be imprisoned for life while her victim protection statement is read to the court during her abductor's conviction
- Jake Patterson, 21, will be convicted Friday after pleading guilty of kidnapping Jayme Closs and killing her parents in Wisconsin in October last year
- The 13-year-old was abducted from her home in Barron and detained in Patterson & # 39; s rural hut about 100 kilometers away for 88 days
- The case led to a national hunt for Jayme and crushed authorities, until she managed to make her brave escape on January 10
Jayme Closs, the 13-year-old girl who was abducted and imprisoned for 88 days in Wisconsin, says her abductor tried to own her & # 39; but that she was smarter and braver.
The teen's lawyer read a victim's bulletin on her behalf during the 21-year-old Jake Patterson's sentence on Friday in Barron County.
Patterson pleaded guilty of kidnapping Jayme after brutally murdering her parents, James and Denise Closs, at the family's home near the small town of Barron on October 15 last year.
& # 39; Last October, Jake Patterson took a lot of things from me … It makes me most sad that he took my mom and dad, & # 39; Jayme said, through her lawyer, in her first public statement since she had escaped.
& # 39; There are a few things that Jake Patterson can never take away from me.
& # 39; He thought he could own me, but he was wrong. I was smarter. I followed his routine. He can never take my courage away. What he did is what a coward would do. I was brave and he wasn't.
& # 39; He could never take my mind away. He can't stop me from being happy and continuing my life. I will do great things in my life and he will not.
& # 39; He took my parents from me … he tried to steal me for 88 days and he didn't care who hurt or killed him. & # 39;
Jayme urged the court to detain Patterson for life.
Jake Patterson, 21, is scheduled to be sentenced on Friday after pleading guilty in March to two counts of intentional manslaughter and one of kidnapping
The case led to a national hunt for Jayme and mystified authorities until she managed to make her brave escape from the remote cabin, where she had been detained for three months.
The case led to a national hunt for Jayme in October and stunned authorities until she managed to make her brave escape from the remote cabin, where she had been detained for three months.
Jayme was found in Patterson's cabin in the isolated town of Gordon, about 60 kilometers from her house, by a woman who walked her dog. She had asked the woman for help and told her that she had escaped from Patterson & # 39; s house when he left her alone.
Neighbors called 911 and Patterson was arrested within minutes.
Despite Patterson acknowledging his guilt, his motivations for the horror ordeal remain a mystery. The crime traumatized the close-knit community and his condemnation would be a milestone in his recovery.
His appearance on Friday will be his last chance to explain why he shot the girl's parents up close and then imprisoned the eighth student.
Several members of the Jayme family provided the victims with an impact assessment during the Patterson conviction.
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