Tragedy: Adrian Peterson’s Son Dies After Suffering Injuries from Mother’s Boyfriend
Added by Jacque Medina on October 13, 2013.
The Minnesota Vikings’ running back Adrian Peterson’s two-year old son passed away Friday morning in a Sioux Falls, SD hospital, after suffering critical injuries from his mother’s boyfriend.
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According to New York Daily News, 27-year-old Joseph Robert Patterson is being held responsible for the child’s fatal injuries. Patterson has a history of domestic violence charges and incidents, and was questioned and later arrested after calling 911 Wednesday evening to report that the boy in his care (Peterson’s son) was choking. The boy was not responsive when EMS arrived at Patterson’s apartment.
Patterson faces felony charges of aggravated battery of an infant and aggravated assault, although the South Dakota state attorney is seeking additional charges and sentencing. Patterson was jailed and put on $750,000 bail, and is expected in court October 23.
Initially, reports surfaced saying that the child in question was Peterson’s highly publicized other 2-year old son, Adrian Peterson Jr.; however, the boy was evidently another child of one of Peterson’s previous relationships.
Peterson took humbly to social media this Friday, tweeting to thank his fellow NFL players for supporting him, and to ask the public to respect his privacy.
Peterson also said that he will be returning to the field this Sunday for the Vikings’ game against Carolina.
Original link: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/peterson-leaves-vikings-critically-injured-son-report-article-1.1482734