Oct 12, 2013 at 10:24 am
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is mourning the death of his young son, who died on Friday of injuries from a child abuse case.
Lincoln County State's Attorney Tom Wollman confirmed the death of the 2-year-old boy, who had been in critical condition in a hospital with severe head injuries since Wednesday. The boy died at 11:43 a.m. at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls after being removed from life support, Wollman said.
Wollman will review police and medical reports before making further decisions about criminal charges, possibly by early next week. Twenty-seven-year-old Joseph Patterson, the boyfriend of the boy's mother, was charged with aggravated assault and aggravated battery in the child's death. He had a court appearance Friday and was ordered held on $750,000 cash bond.
Peterson declined to talk about the case after practice Friday.
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