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Man Charged In Death Of Peterson’s Son In Court

A man accused of killing the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has pleaded not guilty for an alleged attack on the boy’s mother. Twenty-eight-year-old Joseph Patterson was arraigned Thursday in Sioux Falls on charges of aggravated assault and kidnapping.

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Suspect In Death Of Adrian Peterson’s Son Denies Abuse

A man charged with killing the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson in South Dakota last fall says the child choked on strawberry fruit snacks while he was in the bathroom. The Argus Leader reports Joseph Patterson, 28, is facing second-degree murder, manslaughter and aggravated assault charges in the death of two-year-old Tyrese Ruffin.

07/10/2014

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Suspect In Death Of Adrian Peterson’s Son Arrested Again

A man charged with killing the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson in South Dakota last fall is facing charges in a new alleged incident.

06/25/2014

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Service Held To Mourn Adrian Peterson’s Slain Son

About 100 people turned out at a Sioux Falls church on Tuesday night to mourn the slain 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. About a dozen family members attended the service for Tyrese Ruffin at First Evangelical Free Church, along with members of the public.

10/23/2013

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New Bond Set In Death Of Adrian Peterson’s Son

A South Dakota judge has increased bond from $750,000 to $1 million for the man accused of killing the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, citing the serious nature of the charges.

10/23/2013