Red Lake Nation News - Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)

In the courtroom, loved ones confront the awful truth of Jacob's final hours


It began with a question: “On Oct. 22, 1989, did you kidnap, sexually assault and murder Jacob Wetterling?”

“Yes, I did,” Danny Heinrich said.

The hushed courtroom — packed with family members, reporters and law enforcement officers — began to buzz. Sitting in the front row, Patty and Jerry Wetterling listened, stoically at first, as Heinrich described that warm October night.


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