He’s always been a piece of isht.
If the man had a history of violence, then why the hell did she let him around her child?
According to NY Daily News:
The man charged with beating the 2-year-old son of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has a history of violence against women and children. Joseph Patterson, 27, was charged with aggravated assault and aggravated battery of an infant Friday morning before authorities learned that the two-year-old boy died in a South Dakota hospital. His bond was set at $750,000 cash, and South Dakota State’s Attorney Thomas Wollman asked for suspended sentences related to misdemeanor charges against Patterson for a simple assault domestic charge and violation of a domestic abuse bond to be revoked.
Judge Stuart Tiede set a revocation hearing for Oct. 30. Patterson was indicted in June 2012 on several counts of simple assault involving an ex-girlfriend and her 3-year-old son, according to the Argus Leader. Patterson was later charged for violating a no-contact order. He was sentenced to one year in jail for both cases but that time was suspended on the condition he attend domestic violence counseling.
The victim in that case said in a request for a protection order that Patterson had spanked her 3-year-old so hard for misbehaving in church that he needed ice for welts on his buttocks, according to the Argus Leader. When the woman got angry with him for it, Patterson allegedly made the children go to their rooms, then pulled the shades, grabbed the woman by the throat and waved his fist in her face.
“He has (threatened) to kill me multiple times,” she wrote, according to the Argus Leader.
On Wednesday, Patterson was allegedly violent again. Sioux Falls Police and EMS responded to Apt. No. 118 at 6201 South Connie Avenue for a medical emergency at 5:46 p.m. The child was unresponsive and rushed to an area hospital for treatment.
Patterson was the caregiver for the child at the time, and no one else was home, according to police. While the child was treated at the hospital, it was learned the child had sustained head injuries not considered to be accidental and consistent with abuse.
The State’s Attorney said he will review medical reports and police reports in consideration of further charges against Patterson for the assault on Peterson’s son.
Authorities have declined to name Peterson as the father, but Peterson’s father, Nelson, told the St. Paul Pioneer Press that the child was the son of last season’s NFL MVP.
“This is an absolute tragedy,” Wollman said. “The parents and family are grieving.”
This case has been so full of tragedies and just think – Adrian met his son while he was on life support. Truly sad.