Jayme Closs Kidnapper Refusing to Cooperate on Pre-Sentence Investigation

The Wisconsin man who pleaded guilty in the Jayme Closs case is reportedly not cooperating with authorities in the pre-sentence investigation.

According to the Green Bay Press-Gazette (via Oxygen), a probation and parole officer filed a letter informing a Barron County Circuit Court judge that Jake Patterson is refusing to cooperate, as he says his lawyer told him not to do so.

In Wisconsin, the pre-sentence investigation explores the defendant's character and needs so that the judge can make informed sentencing and parole recommendations.

Patterson's defense attorney in the case, Richard Jones, said that the defendant had "wanted to enter a [guilty] plea since the day [they] met him." Patterson did plead guilty in March for the October 15 kidnapping of Jayme Closs and killing her parents, James and Denise Closs.

The 21-year-old is scheduled to be sentenced on May 24.

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