Sentencing for the man who kidnapped Jayme Closs

Jake Patterson was sentenced to two consecutive life terms for killing Jayme's parents and holding the teenager captive for 88 days.
2:32 | 05/25/19

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parents. In the courtroom, the convicted man Jake Patterson hearing a powerful statement from his victim describing how she escaped and what life is like for her now and ABC's Marci Gonzalez has more. Reporter: Jayme Closs talked about everything he took her from, her parents, her sense of security but said she now has power over Patterson with that opportunity to tell a judge the punishment she thinks he deserves saying he should be locked up forever. The judge taking those words to heart. This morning, the man who confessed to kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and murdering her parents now serving two consecutive life terms in prison. You are the embodiment of evil. Reporter: That judge in Wisconsin sentencing Jake Patterson after hearing -- This is devastating to us all. Reporter: -- From Jayme's heartbroken family. You took her parents, her home, her childhood and all of her happiness. Reporter: And these words written by Jayme herself. He thought that he could own me but he was wrong. I was smarter. I watched his routine and I took back my freedom. I will always have my freedom and he will not. Reporter: Jayme resilient in the wake of utter tragedy. Prosecutors playing gut-wrenching 911 call her mother made. Moments before she was murdered as she held Jayme in a bear hug in this bathtub trying to protect her. Jayme's father already shot to death. Patterson then kidnapping Jayme keeping her captive in a rural cabin for 88 days forcing her to stay under this bed until she escaped in March. I'm just so sorry. Reporter: Patterson's tearful apology. I'd do absolutely anything to -- to bring them back. Reporter: Carrying no weight as the 21-year-old was given the maximum sentence. The public can only be safe if you are incarcerated until you die. Reporter: And Jayme said in that statement while it is still too hard for her to go out in public, she refuses to let all she's been through keep her from being happy and doing great things with her life. Whit. Marci Gonzalez in los Angeles for us, thank you. Jayme's strength through that ordeal just truly extraordinary to see and her words as well.

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