Adrian Peterson's son killed in assault

  • NFL running back Adrian Peterson's 2-year old son died after his mother's new boyfriend Joseph Patterson allegedly beat him. 

    The boy was taken to a hospital after Patterson called 911; he was arrested for assaulting the infant after the doctors discovered that he had been beaten up. 

    Prosecutors will file more chargers now that the infant has died.

    This is not the first time that Patterson has been involved in such an incident; he has also beaten and choked another woman he has a child with. 

    Peterson had taken a day off practice to be with his 2-year old child, who was in the hospital at the time. 

    State's Attorney Tom Wollman called this an "absolute tragedy" and said "the parents and the extended family are suffering greatly."

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