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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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jjbythesea    

Bail? Seriously South Dakota...

328 days ago
62.

"_" 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...

328 days ago
63.

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???????????

328 days ago
64.

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.

328 days ago
65.

KCINDY    

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

328 days ago
66.

Realistic1    

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

328 days ago
67.

Liz    

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

328 days ago
68.

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 ....

328 days ago
69.

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 ;)

328 days ago
70.

BC    

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

328 days ago
71.

boo boo    

BC: please go abort yourself from this thread.

328 days ago
72.

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.

328 days ago
73.

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!!!!!

328 days ago
74.

DeeMaree    

Our injustice system at work. If he harms anyone with his dangerous temper while is is awaiting an injustice trial, I hope that it is the Judge or his relatives.

328 days ago
75.

Brandon80    

Justice system at work. Child killers and molesters get bail and released from jail. But God forbid you get caught with a dime bag of weed, locked up and the key thrown away. Priorities are screwed up.

328 days ago
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