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Suspect in death of NFL star’s son free on bond

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. >> A man charged in the killing of the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson in South Dakota last fall has been released on a $2 million bond.

Minnehaha County Sheriff Mike Milstead tells KELO-TV that that bond was posted for 28-year-old Joseph Patterson on Friday.

Patterson is scheduled for trial in October on charges of second-degree murder, manslaughter and aggravated assault in the October 2013 death of Tyrese Ruffin.

Patterson was released last year on those charges after his father posted a $750,000 bond. He was arrested again in June, and his bond was raised after prosecutors said he attacked the boy’s mother that month.

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