MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Jake Patterson is expected to appear at a hearing to be sentenced for murder and kidnapping on Friday, and the community is calling for prayers for Jayme Closs and her late parents, James and Denise Closs.

Thirteen-year-old Jayme Closs, whose parents were killed by Patterson, was held captive for 88 days in a hunting cabin before escaping in January.

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Patterson faces two consecutive life sentences for the murder charges alone.

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The public is invited to participate in corporate prayer sessions throughout the day, and to wear blue in support of the Closs family.

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