Grand Jury Brings Murder Indictment In Death Of Adrian Peterson's Son
(Canton, SD) -- A South Dakota grand jury has brought second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter indictments against the man accused of killing Vikings running back Adrian Peterson's son. Authorities say on October 9th, Joseph Patterson beat two-year-old Tyrese Ruffin after the boy's mother left the child in Patterson's care. The boy died later in the hospital. Patterson was also charged earlier with aggravated battery of an infant and cruelty to a minor. If found guilty of the murder charge, he could spend the rest of his life behind bars.