Behind bars for life. Jayme Closs’ kidnapper, Jake Patterson, was reportedly transferred to Wisconsin’s Dodge Correctional Institution on Tuesday, May 28 — and it happens to be the very same place where Chris Watts is serving his time for killing his pregnant wife and two daughters.
“[Patterson] was brought in with his own transport rather than arriving with others per protocol,” a source told RadarOnline, noting how the “high-risk” felon was “snuck in” to the place.
As we previously reported, Patterson was sentenced to life in prison without parole on May 24 after pleading guilty to kidnapping Jayme and murdering her parents, James and Denise Closs. Several family members begged the judge to give Patterson the maximum sentence of life without parole. Jayme’s loved ones were worried sick when the Wisconsin teen went missing on October 15, 2018, after her parents were tragically found dead in the family’s home.
On January 10, Jayme was miraculously found alive after she bravely escaped from her captor. Her kidnapper, Patterson, was arrested later that day and whisked away in cuffs on homicide and kidnapping charges, after he kept her captive for 88 days in the cabin he lived in alone.
On the other hand, Watts learned his fate after pleading guilty to killing his pregnant wife Shan’ann and two daughters back in 2018. At his sentencing hearing, Watts was told he will serve three consecutive life sentences without the chance of parole. The judge, Marcelo Kopcow, even expressed his shock at the heinous nature of the crime, saying, “This is perhaps the most inhumane and vicious crime that I have handled out of the thousands of cases that I have seen.”
The Weld County District Attorney assigned to the case also described how Watts strangled his wife and smothered his two little girls that fateful day. Shan’ann’s father Frank Rzucek broke down in tears and repeatedly called Chris a “monster.” Now, he’ll be in prison for the rest of his life.
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