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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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16.

inkfreak    

What the **** does it take to get a 1st degree murder charge??? Unbelievable.

332 days ago
17.

Hotmalelulz    

He doesn't look Chinese, and his name doesn't indicate he's chinese. If anything he's a native indian which would make sense since they're all drunks and low lifes for the most part.

332 days ago
18.

Hotmalelulz    

Also I wouldn't put it past the whore mother to be pleased about this too. she wasn't getting her child support money and didn't want to be responsible for a child anymore so what did she do? She left her baby in the care of someone with child assault history. She should be indicted as well .

332 days ago
19.

B4-I-FU-RU-18?    

What is his,ethnicity .

332 days ago
20.

Mary RottenCrotch    

How freakin' pathetic is it that you can have so many kids and baby mamas that one could be murdered and you would not even care.

332 days ago
21.

alia    

He definitely looks Asian....his name doesn't have to reflect his ethnicity. He could have a American Dad or be adopted to have that last name.

332 days ago
22.

luledz    

As a mother you are responsible who you leave your child with, it looks to me like this childs mother was neglecting him and i am sure he was abused all along and it just came to a head!I'm sorry but the mother and this patterson s*** should both rott in hell! The mother should have as many as charges pressed on her to like child neglect, endangement, abandonment, abuse...anything they can bring up! This happens in all races and classes Abuse can happen to anyone and not just children, there is elderly abuse and parental abuse too, abuse of authority, spoucel abuse...ABUSERS ARE NARCISSTIC SOCIO PATHS WITH NO EMOTIONS, THEY HAVE NO CONSCIOUSNESS AND THEY ARE GOOD ACTORS, THEY ARE CHAMELEONS....READ ABOUT ABUSERS THEY ARE EVERYWHERE! there are some sighns and red flags but some hide it well!

331 days ago
23.

kay    

Although my heart goes out to Adrian and his family. This type of brutatily is far reaching and perhaps now some attention will be brought to it. God bless yo Adrian...

331 days ago
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