At today’s sentencing hearing for Jake Patterson, lawyers described the night he broke into the Closs family home, killed James and Denise Closs and kidnapped their 13-year-old daughter, Jayme.
Photos of the bathroom door Patterson broke down to get to Denise and Jayme Closs were displayed in court.
According to prosecutors and previous complaints, Patterson first killed James Closs as Jayme and her mother hid in a bathroom. As her mother called 911 from their hiding place, Patterson broke down the bathroom door.
Audio of that call was played in court today, depicting the chaotic moments and garbled screams.
Previously, Patterson told investigators Jayme’s mother had her arms wrapped around her daughter in a bear hug on the floor of the bathtub, the complaint said.
Here’s a photo of the broken door: