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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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31.

jackie    

You know he is a marked man he should of stayed in jail ! he best stay in hiding he is pitiful

324 days ago
32.

david    

Kills a toddler and get's bail? All we do is go easy on people who commit crimes. Until it affects your family no one cares. He is presumed innocent? I don't understand, how there is a grey area on if it did this or not.
On a second thought, why is MDMA not legal! If makes you happy and friendly and very kind. It should be put into the pubic drinking water if you ask me. Ignorance is keeping this illegal and ignorance is prob keeping science from working on MDMA to make sure all side affects are gone in order to prefect it.

324 days ago
33.

Barbara    

Good, now maybe someone can save the taxpayers a lot of money

324 days ago
34.

Just Jay    

Why bail? What could possibly be his defense? Self defense, suicide the one armed man?

324 days ago
35.

billybob    

WTF?

324 days ago
36.

The_truth_will_set_you_free    

Damn shame

324 days ago
37.

LA Man    

Only In America!

324 days ago
38.

RachalD    

Wow that's just amazing that a child killer can walk free! Great justice system right there!!! SMDH!!!

324 days ago
39.

Wanda    

????? Why is he released ????? Yeah, sure, probably standard procedure. But he's an alleged child abuser. You can't release s*** like that.

324 days ago
40.

Barbara    

Good, Im glad he;s out. Now some good citizen can sane the taxpayers alot of $. That baby killer wouldn't survive 24 hrs in my neighborhood. And don't be so quick to let Mom off either. She knows the guy shes messing with. And if she doesnt know him well enough, he shouldnt be caring for her baby.

324 days ago
41.

Greeneyedjeepgirl    

Holly ****!! I can't believe someone actually bailed his sorry ass out of jail. ANYONE that BRUTALLY MURDERS a CHILD should not even be GIVEN the "option" of bail.... This really PISSES me off!!!

324 days ago
42.

Mandy    

This is completely outrageous..

324 days ago
43.

Scout    

WIth his record of violence, he should have been held w/o bond.

324 days ago
44.

NE1    

WTF?! where did he get the money? i hope it's a speedy trial then or else he's going to flee the country.

324 days ago
45.

Hobie    

I don't know if most of you are aware but when posting bond you need to come up with 10% and the bail bondsmen come sup with the rest. So he coughed up $75,000 not 3/4 of a mil. Still a good chunk of change though.

324 days ago
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