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Adrian Peterson

Son's Alleged Killer Charged

With Murder

10/21/2013 5:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The man who allegedly beat Adrian Peterson's 2-year-old son to death was just charged with second degree murder ... TMZ has learned.

Joseph Patterson was charged with second degree murder and 2 counts of first degree manslaughter, as well as aggravated battery of an infant.  He was also charged with felony child abuse.

Patterson, who was dating Adrian's baby mama at the time, was supposed to be caring for the child while she was away.

Second degree murder carries a mandatory life sentence in South Dakota.

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tonywestspeaks!    

I guess he couldn't stand the fact that his girlfriend had a black child. May your soul burn in hell.

336 days ago
2.

just4funtraci    

That's great news! I'm glad he can never hurt another innocent child!

336 days ago
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Your S&M Girlfriend    

He should be drawn and quartered immediately after conviction; not even brought back to prison. The mother should be held on charges too. I'm sure at autopsy there will be evidence of healing injuries on that poor baby. I doubt if he was all sweetness and light and loved, loved, loved the baby and he suddenly snapped out of the blue. She's just another bitch who willingly sacrificed her child just to have a "man" in her bed. She should die too before she goes for the 18 year payday again and puts that child in danger.

336 days ago
4.

Sherms    

PUT HIM IN GENERAL POPULATION!!!!!!

336 days ago
5.

Martina    

Adrian is a great person and a great father. I can't imagine how sad he must be today. Adrian you are awesome and the public is with you!

336 days ago
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Shaquille O'Neal     

What a damn punk!!! Nothing worse than abusing an innocent child!!! Go to hell loser!!!

336 days ago
7.

Me    

I hope she is being charged with child endangerment and is put in jail too. This is not the first time he has hurt a child. She never should have left her son alone with him.

336 days ago
8.

Ryuga the Dragon Emperor    

Adrian is celebrating because he doesn't have to pay child support for him.

336 days ago
9.

Crackhead    

Joseph Patterson??? Who looks like that and thinks, hey, I'll just call myself Joseph Patterson? This guy obviously has some serious problems going on. It's too bad the authorities couldn't have locked him up before he hurt someone

336 days ago
10.

jeannie    

Too bad it wasn't 1st degree murder. People like him deserve the death penalty.

336 days ago
11.

Azi    

I wonder if he'll work in the prison laundry ?

336 days ago
12.

Black Adam    

Poor kid did not stand a chance against secret Asian Discipline technique.

336 days ago
13.

PandiMarie4    

I hope they beat the **** out of him!

336 days ago
14.

Truth    

ANCIENT CHINESE SECRET... THE TIGER MOM MENTALITY AT WORK! #TRUTH!!

336 days ago
15.

alia    

I just look into that guys evil eyes, and think of the fear that poor little boy went through while he was beating him to death! What kind of a man does something like that to a innocent child? I hope he has nightmares everything night for the rest of his life, and he gets his karma in prison ~~ he'll probably take the cowards way out and hang himself instead of living the hell he should live the rest of his life for what he did.....SHAMELESS evil person!

336 days ago
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