Sep 22, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) rushes for 4 yards against the Cleveland Browns in the fourth quarter at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Browns win 31-27. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Joseph Patterson’s bond raised to $1M


Joseph Patterson, the man accused of beating the two year old son of Minnesota Vikings star running back, Adrian Peterson, has had his bond raised by a judge today. The original bond was set at $750,000, and now it is at $1,000,000. In an article by the Associated Press,

A South Dakota judge has increased bond from $750,000 to $1 million for the man accused of killing the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, citing the serious nature of the charges.

KELO-TV and KDLT-TV report that 27-year-old Joseph Patterson made his first court appearance Tuesday since being indicted on murder manslaughter charges in the death of Tyrese Ruffin. Patterson made the appearance via video conference from jail.

Patterson is the boyfriend of the boy’s mother. Authorities allege he assaulted Tyrese on Oct. 9 while the two were alone in a Sioux Falls apartment. He’s to be arraigned Monday. His attorney says Patterson is not guilty.

The Argus Leader reports that on Tuesday night, about 100 people turned out at a Sioux Falls church to mourn Tyrese.

I know there are many people that just want this whole thing to be over; it’s affecting not only Adrian Peterson and his family, but the NFL and its fans as well. It looks like things are moving in the right direction as far as court dates and appearances go, which is a good sign.

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