AP Source: Dead 2-year-old Peterson's son - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

AP Source: Dead 2-year-old Peterson's son

Authorities say a 2-year-old has died of injuries suffered in an alleged child abuse case in South Dakota, and a person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press the boy is the son of Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson.

Lincoln County State's Attorney Tom Wollman confirmed the death of the child Friday. He had been in critical condition in a hospital with severe head injuries since Wednesday.

Peterson declined to talk about the case while at practice Friday, and prosecutors and police in South Dakota declined to confirm the boy was his son. However, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed the connection on condition of anonymity because Peterson had requested privacy in the matter.

A 27-year-old man, Joseph Patterson, has been charged with battery in the child's death.

AP Sports Writer Jon Krawczynski contributed to this report.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • SPORTSMore>>

  • Walter McCarty Basketball Camp registration now open

    Walter McCarty Basketball Camp registration now open

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 9:41 PM EDT2018-04-26 01:41:28 GMT
    (WFIE)(WFIE)
    (WFIE)(WFIE)
    Registration is now open for the first-ever Walter McCarty Basketball Camp at the University of Evansville. The day camp will take place from June 11-14, 2018 inside the Fifth Third Basketball Practice Facility.  Open to grades 2-8, the cost for the camp is $250.  Campers can register at WalterMcCartyBasketballCamps.com or by clicking on the brochure link above.  Camp runs from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day.  Monday, June 11 will mark the opening day of camp ...More >>
    Registration is now open for the first-ever Walter McCarty Basketball Camp at the University of Evansville. The day camp will take place from June 11-14, 2018 inside the Fifth Third Basketball Practice Facility.  Open to grades 2-8, the cost for the camp is $250.  Campers can register at WalterMcCartyBasketballCamps.com or by clicking on the brochure link above.  Camp runs from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day.  Monday, June 11 will mark the opening day of camp ...More >>
  • Aces fall to Indiana State by 6-1 final

    Aces fall to Indiana State by 6-1 final

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 9:49 PM EDT2018-04-26 01:49:53 GMT
    (WFIE)(WFIE)
    (WFIE)(WFIE)
    Indiana State scored two runs in the second and went on to defeat the University of Evansville softball team by a final of 6-1 on Wednesday night at Cooper Stadium. The Purple Aces (14-29, 7-13 MVC) notched a run on eight hits in the game.  Three came off the bat of Eryn Gould, who pushed her season average to .380. Each team with a hit in first inning, but ISU (23-22, 10-10 MVC) was the first on the board in the second as two runs scored.  Both crossed home on a field...More >>
    Indiana State scored two runs in the second and went on to defeat the University of Evansville softball team by a final of 6-1 on Wednesday night at Cooper Stadium. The Purple Aces (14-29, 7-13 MVC) notched a run on eight hits in the game.  Three came off the bat of Eryn Gould, who pushed her season average to .380. Each team with a hit in first inning, but ISU (23-22, 10-10 MVC) was the first on the board in the second as two runs scored.  Both crossed home on a field...More >>
  • USI Baseball wins at UE, 5-3

    USI Baseball wins at UE, 5-3

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 11:01 PM EDT2018-04-26 03:01:16 GMT
    (WFIE)(WFIE)
    (WFIE)(WFIE)
    The University of Southern Indiana baseball team rallied with two runs in the top of the ninth to defeat the University of Evansville in the "Battle at the Braun", 5-3, Wednesday evening. USI watched its record go to 22-17 overall, while Evansville ends the game 7-27.     The Screaming Eagles flew out to a 3-0 lead after three innings. Senior first baseman Nick Gobert (Jasper, Indiana) plated senior leftfielder Drake McNamara (Mt. Vernon, Indian...More >>
    The University of Southern Indiana baseball team rallied with two runs in the top of the ninth to defeat the University of Evansville in the "Battle at the Braun", 5-3, Wednesday evening. USI watched its record go to 22-17 overall, while Evansville ends the game 7-27.     The Screaming Eagles flew out to a 3-0 lead after three innings. Senior first baseman Nick Gobert (Jasper, Indiana) plated senior leftfielder Drake McNamara (Mt. Vernon, Indian...More >>
Powered by Frankly