Jayme Closs' Accused Kidnapper Smirks During Brief Court Appearance

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Accused kidnapper Jake Patterson smirked as he entered a Wisconsin courtroom Wednesday. 

Patterson, 21, only made a brief appearance in which he waived his right to a preliminary hearing. He faces charges for allegedly abducting 13-year-old Jayme Closs from her home last October after killing her parents, Denise and James Closs. 

Authorities said Patterson shot and killed her parents before dragging her out and forcing her into his car. He is accused of plotting her abduction after seeing her at a school bus stop.

Jayme was held captive for 88 days before she managed to escape last month, donning a pair of her captor's shoes and dashing out into the snow. 

Patterson, charged with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide, one count of armed burglary and one count of kidnapping, is being held on $5 million bail and has not yet entered a plea. 

Jayme's family recently shared a charming photo of her enjoying a steak with her grandfather, who had vowed to treat his granddaughter to a “big steak” once she was found.


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