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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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76.

Suzi    

He better law low... People are outraged by this! As the should be. He should just stay in jail, he should have pled guilty... NO ONE else beat that baby to death. That is a horrific way to go! He may meet the same fate! Let's hope so.!

326 days ago
77.

dee    

What?!

326 days ago
78.

AllMe    

wow.. my cousin sat in jail for a year with a one million dollar bail for murder in selfdefense n thia fool gets bail for murder of a baby.. what a shame

326 days ago
79.

Truth    

YALL ARE NUTCASES! IT'S A BAIL BOND NOT CASH BAIL... WHICH MEANS THE MURDERER ONLY HAS TO POST 10-20% OF SAID AMOUNT (7.5K-15K) TO A BAIL AGENT AND HE'S LET GO. DUDE COULD AFFORD THAT ON HIS OWN OR THRU HIS RENTS. YALL THINK THE DIRTBAG POSTED 750K??? OBVIOUSLY UR NOT AWARE HOW THE BAIL PROCESS WORKS. OSCAR PETERSON WAS LET GO ON 1 MIL BAIL WHEN HE MURDERED HIS GF... SAME DEAL. NOT JUST MADE IN AMERICA. #TRUTH!!

326 days ago
80.

jason    

So martina, if you left your child with the guy you were screwing and he beat your baby to death you would not feel any guilt? Wow! you are a interesting woman! I think a woman who would not feel guilt over this would have be a pure evil sociopatrh, no? But I think martina has just been brainwashed by the liberal pop pysche B.S. Still very dangerous thoughts. No guilt means you have done nothing wrong. So if it is not wrong why not keep doing it ladies? keep leaving your babies with men who are no relation to the child. If the boyfriend kills the kid please dont feel bad it was not your fault. Martina says so!

326 days ago
81.

Truth    

NOT 1ST DEGREE MURDER SO JUDGE BY LAW HAD TO GIVE THE DUDE BAIL IN SOUTH DAKOTA. #TRUTH!!

326 days ago
82.

JLS    

Why is a murder charge a bailable offense? And further, where did this man from So Dakota GET THIS KIND OF MONEY? Hmmm.........

326 days ago
83.

August    

While homeless American veterans rot in jails all across the nation for the make-believe crime of "SLEEPING OUTSIDE"....UNBELIEVABLE!

326 days ago
84.

Aneesah Muhammad    

And poor Kwame Kilpatrick has to do 28 years for mismanagement of money.

326 days ago
85.

Michell    

Wow! Our system is so f*cked up.

326 days ago
86.

Fit4Life    

@ Truth - You obviously aren't good at math! The bail was set at $750k.. 10% is $75,000 not 7.5 k.. and another thing no bondsmen is dumb enough to let some guy out on a bond that high without substantial collateral.. Obviously he's got family with a lot of money who probably put up the money and collateral. This guy is " definitely " a huge flight risk. Hopefully they took his passport.

326 days ago
87.

Anthonyrod1    

People are complaining about his release. I'm sickened about it, however since he isn't tried for 1st degree murder he is entitled to a bond. The amount was 1 million, why it was lowered puzzles me. Bail amounts usually require 10% and the rest in collateral. (A home) so he only needed $75,000. Knowing the time he is going to receive he will most likely try to skip trial. Hopefully they revoked everything possibly to keep this guy from fleeing. I hope he pays the maximum penalty for this sickening crime.

326 days ago
88.

Yurra Knutz    

All jokes aside... This saga is sad.

326 days ago
89.

robyn    

straight up b.s. THIS is why the system doesn't work.

326 days ago
90.

kat40    

Okay how did this guy get out of jail and where in the hell did he get the money to get out wow

326 days ago
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