“What did I do wrong?”
Jacob Wetterling to Danny Heinrich on the night he was abducted in 1989

“I panicked. I pulled the revolver out of my pocket. … I loaded it with two rounds. I told Jacob to turn around.”
Danny Heinrich, describing the night he killed Jacob

“Our hearts are hurting. For us, Jacob was alive until we found him.”
Patty Wetterling

“From the beginning, finding Jacob Wetterling was the point of this investigation.”
Stearns County Attorney Janelle Kendall, on the investigation that led to the arrest of Danny Heinrich last October

“Finally, we know. We know the truth. Danny Heinrich is no longer the ‘person of interest.’ He is the confessed killer of Jacob Wetterling.”
U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger

“I am consumed with anger. Why? Why? For the family and everybody to have to sit and listen to him, what he did to Jacob …”
Bill Bronson, a Wetterling family friend who was in court Tuesday

“It kind of tore the community apart for 27 years, and he’s getting 20 years? It’s kind of outrageous, I think.”
Brianna Estevez, a resident of Wetterling’s hometown, St. Joseph, on the plea agreement.