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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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61.

tashaedaye    

WTF?!?!?!?

173 days ago
62.

YM    

What is wrong with the system?

173 days ago
63.

jjbythesea    

Bail? Seriously South Dakota...

173 days ago
64.

"_" GHOST IN THE MACHINE "_"    

...Apparently it's more important for the Judicial-system to secure $75k, than it is to secure the incarceration of a suspected child-murderer...

173 days ago
65.

Faith    

Who in the heck is this judge??????? This is insane to let a person like this go free. Now the idiot can go out and find the mom and who knows what will happen. What happened to our laws and judges???????????

173 days ago
66.

Grace    

Let it be. Justice is coming. He did not get away with murder. Some men will protect children even if the child is not theirs.
It's far past time for entertainers, especially rappers, TV celebrities, and movie stars from all cultures unite to handle the men who seek to murder children.
Handle your business men. A lot of you are a disgrace and should be ashamed.
That goes for you too baby mamas and mothers who are not watching out for other womens' kids. Pull yourselves together. Stand up. Speak out. End this senseless violence now.

173 days ago
67.

KCINDY    

Oh, and he slipped and fell and cracked his skull, broke his neck at the supermarket.

173 days ago
68.

Realistic1    

Wow! if this was ordinary folks like us we would still be in jail

173 days ago
69.

Liz    

TMZ who posted the bail ?????????????

173 days ago
70.

FRANKD    

And it took me 7 months to get bail for my driving with out a license yet this animal get to go home in less than 1 month for KILLING A CHILD . THE COURTS NEED TO BE RERULED ....

173 days ago
71.

helen    

That is absolutely disgusting, yet something tells me you won't devote a fraction of the time you do to telling the world Lydsey Lohan and Chris Brown ..but mainly lyndsey Lohan, should be behind bars... You also never talk about 'saint khloe kardashian' getting a DUI or Sean Penn Spitting at reporters and photos just like Justin. Pick and choose Harvey's biatches tmz ;)

173 days ago
72.

BC    

what do you all expect from a country that allows abortion? Its all the same thing- baby killing.

173 days ago
73.

boo boo    

BC: please go abort yourself from this thread.

173 days ago
74.

Quinn    

BOND? Bail should have been set at AT LEAST 1 million CASH. At least. The judge is an Ahole. A child killer you set a cash bail higher than the murderer can afford. Unless you're a liberal douche bag judge who believes child murderers should walk the streets. Disgusting.

173 days ago
75.

Kitty Angel    

We can only hope that while he is out on bail, he will be crossing a street and get run over by a very large truck!!!!!

173 days ago
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