Man accused of killing Adrian Peterson's son is out of jail


The Sioux Falls man charged with killing a two-year-old son of Vikings star Adrian Peterson has posted bond and been released from jail, the Associated Press reports.

Joseph Patterson's attorney says his client was released unconditionally and plans to stay in the area and fight the charges, which also include manslaughter, assault, and battery.

At a Monday court hearing Patterson pleaded not guilty to all of the charges. The judge hearing the case also reduced Patterson's bond from $1 million to $750,000, meaning he needed to post $75,000 to be released.

As KSFY reports, the Lincoln County, S.D., State's Attorney argued against the bond reduction, calling Patterson a threat to the community and a flight risk.

Prosecutors say Tyrese Ruffin, whose mother was dating Patterson, died of head injuries that caused bleeding in the brain.

Peterson told reporters earlier this month that he'd only recently learned he was the boy's father and saw Tyrese for the first time at a hospital soon before his death.

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