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Some hoping for guilty plea from Closs suspect

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BARRON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wednesday’s arraignment of the man suspected of kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs, slaying her parents and holding her captive for 88 days (all times local):

11 a.m.

Residents in a small Wisconsin town say they’re hoping to see a guilty plea from the man accused in the kidnapping of 13-year-old Jayme Closs and slaying of her parents.

Jake Patterson faces arraignment Wednesday afternoon on charges of homicide and kidnapping. He wrote to a Minneapolis TV station that he intended to plead guilty, but his defense attorneys have not confirmed that.

John Terpstra is a church pastor in Barron. He says he hopes Patterson keeps his word so the Closs family doesn’t have to go through a court case.

Retiree Kathy Wirth says she’s sorry for what Jayme went through and still has to go through.

Jayme was held for 88 days in a cabin about an hour north of her family’s home before she escaped in January.

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