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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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46.

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.

257 days ago
47.

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.

257 days ago
48.

Wanda    

For his own safety, I would have stayed in jail...

257 days ago
49.

LB    

But if he had killed a dog he would still be locked up

257 days ago
50.

KicksandGiggles    

Some excuse making relative, probably his momma, has put her home up for this bstd. Right is right and wrong is wrong. I do not give a crap who it is relative or not. His azz should have remained in jail period.

257 days ago
51.

SouthXSider3    

Wtf is this world coming to...foreals...people like him deserve to be beheaded!!!

257 days ago
52.

ItsMe    

If this was my child I would gladly post bail for this monster and be the first one to meet him on his way to "freedom". A baby killer deserve nothing short of a slow painful death.

257 days ago
53.

gegeok    

Should have been NO Bond....

257 days ago
54.

SayWhat??    

You have got to be f*cking kidding me! BTW Who the hell has 750,000 on hand to bond himself out...or is it 10% of that? WHY WAS THERE EVEN A BAIL SET? Oh yeah, so the state can get some money...sheesh. This is the most absurd thing I have heard all year!

257 days ago
55.

TRUTH    

AP posted his bail so that he can kill this guy himself. Well played sir, well played.

257 days ago
56.

Dbynum88    

Something tells me that if AP did this to this guys kid, or any kid he would sit in jail until the trial is over. We live in a country where rapist and child abusers are right next door. But don't get caught with weed in the car. You'll do more time smh. Disgrace. What about the little boy? Let's not forget a child was murdered and his killers is probably watching tv and eating steaks as we speak.

257 days ago
57.

Vote2012    

Wow only in America does this happen, this is crazy. Some people get through in jail for months and years for small stuff and this guy gets to walk out a free man? Sick sick legal system in this country.

257 days ago
58.

david 183    

One would think the killing of a person would be grounds for no bail. Letting him out is a danger to society if he is guilty of the charge. He deserves his day in court an should stay there until we know the truth. Hop he doesn't kill again. I'm just sayin....

257 days ago
59.

Bagheera    

Dead Man Walking.

257 days ago
60.

PJ1422    

His parents are the ones who posted bail!!! I'm from Sioux Falls and our take on it...is that the judge doesn't want the tax payers to have to pay for this POS....and hoping he is "taken care of" before his January trial date.

257 days ago
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