A notorious murderer has been captured taking a clobbering in a fight with another inmate at a high-security prison.
Jake Patterson, 22, kidnapped Wisconsin teen Jayme Closs in October 2018 after shooting dead her parents, in a case that shocked America.
Now it's been revealed he isn't settling well into prison life after being was caught on CCTV grappling with another inmate at the New Mexico prison where he’s serving life.
The fight allegedly broke out in August after some other inmates got wind of the fact Patterson was involved in the high-profile case, report Fox News.
Patterson is seen talking to one of them before a scuffle breaks out between them, the video released by the prison shows.
The pair then hit the deck after a prison guard fires an orange beanbag from a shotgun, which strikes a railing near them.
Patterson was sentenced to life after he pleaded guilty in May to kidnapping Closs in October 2018, who was on the FBI's missing person's list.
Before kidnapping the teen, he killed her parents, James and Denise Closs, inside their Wisconsin home.
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The girl's disappearance made international headlines sparked massive searches with 1,500 volunteers scouring woods and fields in suburban Minneapolis.
When she was discovered in January, in Gordon, she was described as skinny and dirty with matted hair and wearing shoes too big for her feet.
The woman walking her dog, who recognised Closs from the massive publicity the case has drawn, took her to a neighbour’s housed and alerted the authorities.
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It was later revealed the girl was held for 88 days under Patterson’s bed in a cabin about an hour from her family home.
Closs, who is thought to have witnessed the murder of her parents, was praised by police for her determination to escape after 88 horrifying days in captivity.
Since his life sentence, Patterson got into a fight with another inmate in Wisconsin in June and was transferred to the New Mexico prison in July.
Now it seems again he is struggling to settle in to prison life, given the notoriety of the case.
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