Adrian Peterson's 2-Year-Old Son Succumbed To Injuries After Being Brutally Beaten

It is with deep sympathy and a heavy heart that we report that Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson's 2-year-old son has succumbed to his injuries after being brutally beaten by his mother's 27-year-old boyfriend, Joseph Patterson.

The incident allegedly took place at the boyfriend's apartment where the mother and child had recently moved in. 

Joseph Patterson

According to USA Today:

"As officers and first responders got there, they found the child was unresponsive and he was taken to the hospital,” police spokesman Sam Clemens told USA TODAY Sports. “So they ended up calling police about that or letting them know. We had detectives talk to quite a few people to try to figure out what happened. What they ended up finding was that when the injuries happened there was one person with that child, and that person was Joseph Patterson. The injuries they found were head injuries. It was obvious to medical staff that abuse had taken place and those injuries weren't accidental."

Patterson was initially charged with aggravated assault on an infant and held on $750,000 bond but now the charges will most likely be escalated to murder. Whats scary about this story is this isn't the first time that Peterson has been arrested for domestic violence.

"Court records show that Patterson has a son with another Sioux Falls woman, and also show that the mother had asked for protection orders twice, claiming he'd choked and punched her, threatened her with a knife and held her in the bedroom against her will. The mother chose not to pursue permanent protection orders, which ultimately were dropped voluntarily in 2010 and 2011. In 2012, Patterson was charged with simple assault against the mother, however, and was ordered to undergo family violence training and to stay away from her until completing it."

 This story is truly heartbreaking. This world is getting crazier and crazier by the day. We just don't understand how you can do that to a child who couldn't even defend himself.  Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family. No parent should have to go through this. Everyone please be careful who you trust with your children. This really makes us sick to our stomach.

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