Jeff Van Patten
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Remembering

Sierra Vista, AZ

#1 Aug 24, 2011
Anyone remember this from the early 90's? He murdered his girlfriend Kimbery Knight in Jonesville. Pretty big news for such a small town.
twinone200399

United States

#2 Sep 15, 2011
yea I remember when that happened he did not get many years for that did he?
friend of kim knight

Port Townsend, WA

#3 May 22, 2012
He only got 14 years. Amazing, you can shoot someone, cut them up, burn them and feed them to your dogs and your free to live your life with your family. Kim's mom had nothing to bury but a shin bone. Great legal system.
cbf

Jackson, MI

#4 Sep 26, 2012
i am very bothered that all this has been swept under rug you see nothing for her r him on line ad how the heck did he get off with no time, makes me sick that hes still moving around
friend of kim knight wrote:
He only got 14 years. Amazing, you can shoot someone, cut them up, burn them and feed them to your dogs and your free to live your life with your family. Kim's mom had nothing to bury but a shin bone. Great legal system.
Mr Clinton

Hillsdale, MI

#5 Oct 13, 2012
Maybe his relatives had the same group of friends and lawyers as the current ISD Superintendent he can get away with WHATEVER he wants without repercussions. See thread.
julienne

United States

#6 Jul 14, 2014
Its sickening. Money sticks with money in Hillsdale. Always has & always will. VanPattens daddy wad the president of Hillsdale County National Bank. Need I say more? He should still be in priison getting visited by Big Bubba every night since unfortunately theres no death penalty in Mi. Not free to live out his life. She was only 19. That asshole was 33 when he killed her.
Anon

Chicago, IL

#7 Jul 17, 2014
I know him very well. He's probably the nicest guy I know to be honest. Something pushed him to do what he did. He's a very timid guy honestly.
Tough Guy

Radcliff, KY

#8 Nov 30, 2014
Anon wrote:
I know him very well. He's probably the nicest guy I know to be honest. Something pushed him to do what he did. He's a very timid guy honestly.
Let's see, cuts up his girlfriend and then feeds the body parts to the dogs. The cops shot the dogs on the site. Daddy is bank VP and the kid basically walks.
"Nice guy." What the hell world do you live in?
someone that knows

Toledo, OH

#9 Dec 19, 2014
Tough Guy wrote:
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Let's see, cuts up his girlfriend and then feeds the body parts to the dogs. The cops shot the dogs on the site. Daddy is bank VP and the kid basically walks.
"Nice guy." What the hell world do you live in?
She drove him to it. Mental abuse, physical abuse,....he snapped. Nobody cares that all she did was scream and yell at him, hit him, throw things at him. Mother Teresa woulda snapped too
Tough Guy

Radcliff, KY

#10 Jan 28, 2015
someone that knows wrote:
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She drove him to it. Mental abuse, physical abuse,....he snapped. Nobody cares that all she did was scream and yell at him, hit him, throw things at him. Mother Teresa woulda snapped too
Fine, your kid yells at you, you snap and kill them and cut them up and feed their body parts to the dogs. That is justified?
andrew miller

Toledo, OH

#11 May 19, 2015
Tough Guy wrote:
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Fine, your kid yells at you, you snap and kill them and cut them up and feed their body parts to the dogs. That is justified?
He is one of the nicest people anyone could meet he was pushed to do it people can only take so much
Tough Guy

Radcliff, KY

#12 Sep 25, 2015
andrew miller wrote:
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He is one of the nicest people anyone could meet he was pushed to do it people can only take so much
You are an idiot and he is a filthy, cold-blooded murderer.
Crackers

Slingerlands, NY

#13 Dec 5, 2015
Lets see he's 6'3" or so. Over 200 lbs, she couldnt have weighed more than 99# soaking wet.
If i remember he shot her, left, came back she was still alive so he shot her again. Then roasted her, cut her up and fed the pups.
Sounds like a nice guy to me.
I wonder who in the legal system got their home, car and other loans erased from county national so he would get a light sentance.
Tough Guy

Radcliff, KY

#14 Feb 23, 2016
Crackers wrote:
Lets see he's 6'3" or so. Over 200 lbs, she couldnt have weighed more than 99# soaking wet.
If i remember he shot her, left, came back she was still alive so he shot her again. Then roasted her, cut her up and fed the pups.
Sounds like a nice guy to me.
I wonder who in the legal system got their home, car and other loans erased from county national so he would get a light sentance.
Exactly.
Tough Guy

Radcliff, KY

#15 Mar 22, 2016
Where does he work? While visiting town I would avoid anywhere that hires him.
Friend of kim knight

Charlotte, MI

#16 Jul 25, 2016
Tough Guy wrote:
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Let's see, cuts up his girlfriend and then feeds the body parts to the dogs. The cops shot the dogs on the site. Daddy is bank VP and the kid basically walks.
"Nice guy." What the hell world do you live in?
You honestly need your head examined!!! There were plenty of times he could've left... If he wanted to. He was no saint by any means! Hillsdale money!!! It's all about who you know. Kim was a great person. We all have struggles in our lives. That is no excuse to murder and dismember someone who you claim to love.
Katydid

Jackson, MI

#17 Jul 29, 2016
Probably no one's reading this anymore but here's what I know and what I have been told. I was working with Kim's mom at the time of her "disappearance". Yes, the family and the police were led on a wild goose chase due to Jeff's lies. Eventually, he confessed and was sentenced. But money and family connections had nothing to do with the length of his sentence. Due to the lack of physical evidence (there was only one small piece of bone), the prosecution didn't feel that they could get a conviction on a charge of murder. He could have walked. They needed the confession. In exchange for the confession, he was allowed to plead to a lesser charge and sentenced to an agreed upon number of years.
I never met Kim - or Jeff, for that matter, but I knew Kim's parents. They suffered terribly. Jeff's parents are said to be good, respectable people. I'm sure that they've suffered too. Whatever happened, however it happened, it shouldn't have happened. A lot of lives were destroyed.
I knew them too

Toledo, OH

#18 Aug 11, 2016
andrew miller wrote:
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He is one of the nicest people anyone could meet he was pushed to do it people can only take so much
I was a friend of both of theirs, was with them at 4th of July. Served them at Sammy's all the time. She was one of the sweetest girls I ever met. He was very controlling n would go off on her in front of everyone. I saw her cry a few times from his behavior. He was nice to everyone, but her!!!
I knew them too

Toledo, OH

#19 Aug 11, 2016
Tough Guy wrote:
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Fine, your kid yells at you, you snap and kill them and cut them up and feed their body parts to the dogs. That is justified?
She was just a tiny little teenage girl, I saw his torment on her all the time. Control freak. If she ordered his dinner wrong or I got it wrong, he was a prick! I was a friend of bothe of theirs. I was with them days before on July 4th. He was a jealous psycho!!
I knew them too

Toledo, OH

#20 Aug 11, 2016
Anon wrote:
I know him very well. He's probably the nicest guy I know to be honest. Something pushed him to do what he did. He's a very timid guy honestly.
Maybe after he got some of what he deserved in prison!

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