Metrodome vigil: No more child abuse

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A small community of mourners at the Metrodome remembered Adrian Peterson's 2-year-old son in a candlelight vigil Saturday night, according to WCCO.

The boy died Friday after being beaten two days earlier.

“We just feel really bad about the situation and we want to just support Adrian and his family,” said Megan Tamkey from Minneapolis.

Others called for more action to prevent domestic abuse. Vigil organizer Ismary McCartey called it a "huge epidemic." ““It’s something that we really need to start combating more thoroughly,” she said.

Vigil organizers told KARE 11 they want to start a petition to toughen punishment for child abusers.

The Minnesota Department of Human Services website has more information about how to recognize and report child abuse.

In 2010, 4,668 children were victims of abuse or neglect in Minnesota. Fourteen of them died from their abuse.

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