A two-year-old son of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson died at a Sioux Falls, S.D. hospital Friday morning after allegedly being beaten by his mother’s boyfriend Wednesday evening at the boyfriend’s house, according to police.
The boyfriend, Joseph Robert Patterson, 27, was charged with two felonies: aggravated battery of an infant and aggravated assault. After the death, South Dakota State’s Attorney Thomas Wollman told the Daily News that his office will be “looking at additional charges” now that the child has died.
Patterson is currently being held in Minnehaha County Jail. Bond was set at $750,000 cash during a hearing on Friday morning. He is next scheduled to appear in court on October 23, but Wollman expects a grand jury to return an indictment before then.