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Adrian Peterson

Alleged Child Murderer

Released from Jail

10/29/2013 12:56 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1029_ap_joseph-patterson_gettyThe man who allegedly beat Adrian Peterson's 2-year-old son to death has just been released from jail.

27-year-old Joseph Patterson was released from Minnehaha County Jail in South Dakota this morning after posting $750,000 bond.

The bond was lowered from $1 million yesterday after Patterson pled not guilty in court. He has been charged with second degree murder and 2 counts of first degree manslaughter, as well as aggravated battery of an infant.  He has also been charged with felony child abuse.

Patterson, who was dating Adrian's baby mama at the time of the alleged attack on October 9th, was supposed to be caring for the child while she was away.

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shewentwhoa    

I'm disgusted and i'm speechless... There shouldn't have been a bond to begin with.

307 days ago
17.

Crazy Cat Lady    


Unfuckingbelievable. That baby-murdering piece of shit should never have been let out.

307 days ago
18.

Shaken not stirred    

That is just f*cked up beyond all understanding.........

307 days ago
19.

zombie007    

Is he a gook?

307 days ago
20.

alia    

that is so WRONG !!!! This guy kills an innocent BABY and he is let out on bail.....our country & judicial system is so SCREWED UP ! I hope he gets some street justice and saves the tax payers money! He is an absolute MONSTER !!! I'm still in DISBELIEF !

307 days ago
21.

Proud2Bblack    

Money Talks / Bulls-h-i-t Walks every time!!!

307 days ago
22.

Patlouela    

NO bail for baby killers (among others)

307 days ago
23.

diamondsaredumb    

The writing on this site confounds me; not that TMZ has ever tried to pass itself off as an employer of legitimate writers, but "baby mama." Really!?

307 days ago
24.

Mike    

This is why our country is a laughing stock.

307 days ago
25.

Proud2bBlack    

Money Talks / Bulls-h-i-t Walks every time!!!

307 days ago
26.

jen    

I wonder if he is going to save people the trouble and wear a shirt with an actual target on the front and back or if he's going to make people work for it. Wait, he's a pu$$y so I'm guessing he cried to the judge & got police protection (courtesy of he tax payers!).

307 days ago
27.

MunZenDaZe    

I am obviously not condoning child murder, but he is still "accused'. Nobody here knows he is guilty. Maybe we should hold out a bit on the torches and pitchforks till we know what really happened.

307 days ago
28.

Proud2bBlack    

He'll probably never make it to jail. I guarantee he's privileged and will commit suicide before going back to jail to rot. If he can come with that type of money he's already showing he doesn't plan on staying in prison. I'm dumb found. Doesn't he have other domestic violence convictions? He is a menace at this point. Shame on the judge.

307 days ago
29.

budweediii    

It's sad society when someone can get arrested for minor drugs and spend major jail time, have their car imounded, etc... but you can beat a baby to death, and as long as you come up with cash, you are free to go. There is no way this man should have been allowed the oppotunity to walk free untill it was proven he did NOT do this. I hope some vigilante takes matters into their own hands.
The legal system is a joke.

307 days ago
30.

TuxThePenguin    

JeeZus, this is horrible "news." somebody find this child-killer and beat his ass, toute suite

307 days ago
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