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Jayme Closs case: Suspect Jake Patterson 'saw her on school bus' and decided to snatch teenager

Jayme Closs case: Suspect Jake Patterson 'saw her on school bus' and decided to snatch teenagerA Wisconsin man accused of killing a 13-year-old girl's parents so he could kidnap her allegedly made up his mind to snatch her after he spotted her getting onto a school bus.   Jake Patterson, 21, told detectives he planned his crime methodically after watching Jayme Closs board her school bus while driving to work one day, according to a criminal complaint filed on Monday.  Mr Patterson did not even know the teenagers name until he abducted her, the complaint said.  He faces charges of killing Jayme's parents, James and Denise, and kidnapping her at the family home in Barron, Wisconsin on October 15 last year. The teenager escaped last Thursday after three months in captivity, police said. Inside squalid basement 'cell' where Jayme Closs was allegedly held captive Credit: Radar Online/MEGA  On Monday, a criminal complaint outlined how Mr Patterson allegedly targeted and plotted to snatch the teenager and hid her under his bed for hours at a time when people visited his home. The charging document quotes Mr Patterson as saying that when he saw Jayme, "he knew that was the girl he was going to take." He scouted the Closs home twice with the plan of taking Jayme but abandoned the plan because there were too many people around. When he eventually stormed the home by the front door, the teenager and her mother Denise took refuge in the bathroom. They heard a gunshot and suspected the intruder had killed the father James. New pictures show the inside of Mr Patterson's home Credit: Radar Online/MEGA  Mr Patterson then allegedly broke down the bathroom door, bound and gagged Jayme and then shot Denise dead. According to the court filing, the 21-year-old told detectives he used his father's 12-gauge Mossberg shotgun because it is commonly used and he thought it would be more difficult to trace. He wiped the shells and shotguns free of fingerprints and wore gloves to load the gun. The complaint also states Mr Patterson shaved his face and head and showered prior to the attack. Jayme's parents James and Denise Closs He dressed all in black, took the licence plates off his car, put stolen plates on and disconnected the dome and trunk lights. He describes shooting dead Jayme's parents before dragging her out of her home and hiding her in the boot of his car, even yielding to police cars rushing to the scene on his way home. Prosecutors quote Jayme as saying Mr Patterson would force her under a bed in his remote cabin when people visited. He would stack laundry bins and barbell weights around the bed so she couldn't move without him noticing. Jayme is now being cared for by her extended family Credit: AFP The complaint says Jayme was kept up to 12 hours at a time with no food, water or bathroom breaks. She told detectives that he warned her that "bad things could happen to her" if anyone found her there. Jayme told detectives that on January 10, Mr Patterson made her go under the bed and told her he would be gone for five or six hours. She said she managed to push the bins and weights away, crawled out, put on a pair of his shoes and fled the house. She came across a neighbour who helped her contact the police. According to the local officers who then arrested Mr Patterson, when he stepped out of his vehicle he said, "'I know what this is about. I did it'".



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Jayme Closs: Wisconsin sheriff whose team worked flat out on case tells of joy at finding her

Jayme Closs: Wisconsin sheriff whose team worked flat out on case tells of joy at finding herWhen Jayme Closs, 13, appeared along a rural Wisconsin road Thursday, she ended an 88-day search by hundreds of investigators. Chris Fitzgerald, the sheriff of Barron County, Wisconsin — where Jayme’s parents were found dead in their home on the night Jayme disappeared — was at the helm of that desperate search, which drew thousands of tips from around the country. On Saturday, a day after Fitzgerald announced that Jayme was safely back, and that a suspect, Jake T. Patterson, 21, was being held on suspicion of murder and kidnapping, many details about what happened remained unknown, even for Mr Fitzgerald.



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A timeline of events in the Jayme Closs disappearance case

A timeline of events in the Jayme Closs disappearance caseBARRON, Wis. (AP) — Notable events in the disappearance and discovery of Jayme Closs, a 13-year-old Wisconsin girl who went missing after her parents were killed in the family's home. Authorities say Jayme was found alive after being held captive for three months by a man who is now charged in her kidnapping and her parents' deaths.



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The Latest: Lawyers: Treat client fairly in Jayme Closs case

The Latest: Lawyers: Treat client fairly in Jayme Closs caseBARRON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a Wisconsin teenager found alive three months after she disappeared following her parents' deaths (all times local):



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Experts Say Trump May Have Trouble Proving His Case for a 'National Emergency'

Experts Say Trump May Have Trouble Proving His Case for a 'National Emergency'"It's not supposed to be used just because you can't reach a deal"



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Watch live: Police give update on Jayme Closs case

Watch live:  Police give update on Jayme Closs caseLaw enforcement authorities in Barron, Wisconsin, are scheduled to hold a news



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Saudi teen's asylum case being judged at lightning speed

Saudi teen's asylum case being judged at lightning speedAustralian authorities are weighing a young Saudi woman’s asylum claim at unusual speed, several lawyers and legal experts have told AFP, contrasting her high-profile plight with a normally excruciatingly slow system. Canberra has insisted it will treat the case of 18-year-old Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun “in the usual way, as it does with all” refugee cases referred by the United Nations. “Usually it’s really very slow,” said Mary Anne Kenny, a veteran legal practitioner and expert in Australian migration at Perth’s Murdoch University.



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Russian tied to Trump Tower meet indicted in separate US case

Russian tied to Trump Tower meet indicted in separate US caseThe Russian lawyer whose participation in a June 2016 meeting with top officials of President Donald Trump’s election campaign has given rise to allegations of collusion has been indicted in a separate money laundering case, US prosecutors said Tuesday. Natalya Veselnitskaya was charged with fabricating evidence in a 2013 case the US filed against a Russian company, Prevezon Holdings, which was allegedly involved in a $ 230 million tax fraud scheme in Moscow. The money was purportedly derived from a fraudulent tax refund scheme exposed by crusading lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who was arrested by Russian authorities and died in prison in 2009 when he was allegedly denied adequate care for severe health conditions.



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Supreme Court Gets New Filing in Case Seen Linked to Mueller

Supreme Court Gets New Filing in Case Seen Linked to MuellerA new filing on the high court’s online docket promises an appeal of a lower court ruling that upheld fines against the company for not complying with a grand jury subpoena. It also asks the Supreme Court to let a redacted version of that appeal be made public, according to the court’s docket. The Supreme Court is already considering a request to block the ruling while the case is on appeal.



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Thai, Saudi officials meet over case of young Saudi woman

Thai, Saudi officials meet over case of young Saudi womanBANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's immigration police chief met Tuesday with officials from the Saudi Embassy in Bangkok, as Saudi Arabia tried to distance itself from accusations that it attempted to block a young woman's effort to flee from her family and seek asylum abroad.



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