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Lifetime to debut 90-minute Jayme Closs documentary this month

Kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart is presenting the documentary.
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TV network Lifetime has revealed it'll release a 90-minute documentary about the Jayme Closs abduction later this month.

"Smart Justice: The Jayme Closs Case," will broadcast at 7 p.m. Central Time on Apr. 27, presented by kidnapping survivor and victim advocate Elizabeth Smart.

The 13-year-old Jayme wasn't interviewed for the documentary, but it does promise other "exclusive interviews with key players in Jayme's harrowing case and incredible rescue," which Smart conducted during her recent time in Barron, Wisconsin.

"Elizabeth travels to Wisconsin to personally uncover new details and speaks with those closest to her and those vital in the rescue," Lifetime says in its announcement.

The events of Oct. 15 saw Jayme's parents, Denise and James, murdered by 21-year-old Jake Patterson, who held Jayme captive for three months between October and January.

Patterson pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder and one count of first-degree abduction in court last week, and is currently awaiting sentencing.

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Smart meanwhile has become a prominent victim advocate since she was abducted from her home in Salt Lake City and held for nine months in 2003 at the age of 14.

As well as interviews with those involved in the case, the documentary will feature Smart leading a roundtable discussion with other female kidnapping survivors. 

Lifetime has recently made headlines for its groundbreaking documentary series "Surviving R. Kelly," which has reignited scrutiny into alleged pedophilia and abusive behavior.

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