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Jayme Closs' captor to be sentenced Friday

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BARRON COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The man accused of kidnapping Jayme Closs after killing her parents is set to be sentenced in Barron County on Friday. 

Jake Patterson pleaded guilty to the homicide and kidnapping in March. 

The Closs family will have the chance to give victim impact statements in court. They are also allowed to submit their statements in writing. 

Patterson kidnapped Jayme after killing her parents, James and Denise, on October 15, 2018. During just his third court appearance, Patterson took a plea deal, admitting to the homicides and the kidnapping. 

Patterson faces 20 years to life in prison. Judge James Babler ordered a pre-sentence investigation to help guide his sentencing decision.

In April, a probation and parole agent filed a letter with the court saying Patterson refused to cooperate with that investigation on the advice of his attorneys. 

It's unclear how or if this will impact sentencing. 

Before the judge hands down the sentence, anyone who wants to speak on Patterson's behalf will be allowed to speak and Patterson himself could also make a statement. 

The sentencing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 24. Stay with CBS 58 on air and online for updates. 


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