BARRON, Wis. (WEAU) -- The man convicted of kidnapping Jayme Closs and killing her parents, James and Denise Closs, will spend the rest of his life in prison.
Jake Patterson 21, was arrested on kidnapping and first degree murder charges after Wisconsin teen Jayme Closs was found alive. (Source: Barron County Sheriff's Department/MGN)
The Judge sentenced Jake Patterson to two life terms, without the possibility of parole, on both homicide charges.
He was also sentenced to 40 years for the kidnapping charge.
The sentencing was handed down in Barron County Court Friday afternoon.
Jayme Closs submitted a written statement to the court, saying in part, "I will always have my freedom, and he will not. Jake Patterson can never take away my courage. I feel like what he did was what a coward would do. I was brave, he was not. He can never take away my spirit."
Patterson addressed the court, saying “I would do absolutely anything to take back what I did. I would do absolutely anything to bring them back. I don’t care about me. I’m just so sorry.”
Before handing down the sentencing, the judge said “There is not a doubt in my mind you are one of the most dangerous men to walk on this planet.”
BARRON, Wis. (WEAU) -- Jake Patterson, the man convicted of kidnapping Jayme Closs and killing her parents, is set to be sentenced in Barron County at 1:30 p.m.
Patterson has pleaded guilty to kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing James and Denise Closs.
He’s facing two counts of first-degree intentional homicide, and one count of kidnapping.
The maximum sentence for a homicide conviction is life in prison.
Patterson’s sentencing will be aired online here and on TV on channel 13.1
A timeline of events in the Jayme Closs disappearance case
Oct. 15, 2018 -- James Closs, 56, and Denise Closs, 46, are found shot to death in their home in Barron, a town in western Wisconsin. Authorities issue an Amber Alert for 13-year-old Jayme Closs, and the search for her begins.
Oct. 16, 2018 -- Investigators say they don't consider Jayme a suspect in her parents' deaths. Authorities also dismiss a tip placing Jayme's whereabouts in Miami as "not credible," and say they believe the girl is in danger.
Oct. 17, 2018 -- Authorities announce that investigators believe Jayme was in her family's home when her parents were fatally shot.
Oct. 18, 2018 -- About 100 people join a ground search for Jayme after Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald requests the help of volunteers. The search turns up nothing useful. The Wisconsin Department of Justice announces it is sending therapists, comfort dogs and school resource officers to help students at the school Jayme attended.
Oct. 23, 2018 -- About 2,000 volunteers from as far as Minneapolis help with another ground search. Several items are found and taken for assessment.
Oct. 24, 2018 -- The FBI offers a $25,000 reward for information leading to Jayme's location. The amount is later doubled to $50,000 by the Jennie-O Turkey Store, where James and Denise Closs worked.
Oct. 27, 2018 -- Funerals are held for James and Denise Closs in Cameron.
Oct. 29, 2018 -- Prosecutors announce they have charged a man with burglarizing the Closs home but say he's not a suspect in the case.
Dec. 12, 2018 -- Hundreds of people attend a "tree of hope" lighting ceremony in honor of Jayme in Barron.
Jan. 10, 2019 -- Jayme is found alive in Gordon, a rural community about an hour from her home. A suspect is taken into custody.
Jan. 11, 2019 -- Investigators say the suspect, 21-year-old Jake Thomas Patterson, is jailed on homicide and kidnapping charges.