The man accused of kidnapping Wisconsin teenager Jayme Closs and holding her for nearly three months reportedly sent a letter of apology to NBC-affiliate station Kare 11 and indicated that he planned to plead guilty, Kare 11 reports. Jake Patterson, 21, wrote a letter to Kare 11 reporter Lou Raguse in Minneapolis postmarked Feb. 28 in response to a letter Raguse had previously sent. Patterson—who has also been charged with killing the 13-year-old's parents, James Closs, 56, and his wife Denise, 46—told the reporter that he has “huge amounts” of regret, and wouldn't fight the charges. “I can't believe I did this...I knew when I was caught (which I thought would happen a lot sooner) I wouldn’t fight anything,” he wrote. “[I plan to] plead guilty. I want Jayme and her relatives to know that. Don’t want them to worry about a trial.” Jayme was declared missing from her family's home in Barron, Wisconsin, on Oct. 15 after police found her parents shot to death while responding to a 911 call. She was found 88 days later after escaping Patterson's home in Douglas County, Wisconsin, about an hour north from Barron.
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