WATCH LIVE at 3:30 p.m.: Jake Patterson appears in Barron County Court
The public defenders for the man suspected of fatally shooting a Wisconsin couple and kidnapping their daughter say they’ll ask that he appear in person for his first appearance in court, instead of by closed circuit video from jail, as is standard procedure.
Charles Glynn and Richard Jones said they believe 21-year-old Jake Patterson can get a fair trial, but aren’t sure where. They said it has been an emotional time for the community of Barron, and that they understand the pain the case has generated. Patterson is due in Barron County Circuit Court Monday afternoon after he is formally charged with kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents, James and Denise Closs, at their home near Barron on Oct. 15. Glynn and Jones say Monday’s hearing should be brief. Although Wisconsin allows video court appearances, Patterson is expected to appear in person Monday, his attorneys say. Patterson is currently being held in the Barron County Jail.
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