Patty Wetterling: Killer Made ‘Bad Choices’
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The mother of Jacob Wetterling says the Minnesota man who confessed to kidnapping, sexually assaulting and killing her 11-year-old son in 1989 made "really bad choices."
Patty Wetterling and her husband, Jerry, of St. Joseph issued a statement Friday after an attorney for Danny Heinrich said his client has shed "countless tears" for Jacob and his family in the 27 years since his death.
Patty Wetterling says for Heinrich to say he never had any intention to commit the crime is "ludicrous." And she says while Heinrich may have "shed countless tears," he shed no tears "when he stood in the courtroom telling us what he did to Jacob."
Heinrich will be sentenced Monday on a child pornography charge that stemmed from the investigation into Jacob's disappearance. The plea deal calls for a 20-year sentence.