Suspect in death of Adrian Peterson’s son free on bond
A man charged in the killing of the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson in South Dakota last fall has been released on a $2 million bond.
Minnehaha County Sheriff Mike Milstead tells KELO-TV that that bond was posted for 28-year-old Joseph Patterson on Friday.
Patterson is scheduled for trial in October on charges of second-degree murder, manslaughter and aggravated assault in the October 2013 death of Tyrese Ruffin.
Patterson was released last year on those charges after his father posted a $750,000 bond. He was arrested again in June, and his bond was raised after prosecutors said he attacked the boy’s mother that month.