Posted: Oct 23, 2013 7:11 AM
Updated: Oct 23, 2013 7:11 AM
Source: Associated Press
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A South Dakota judge has increased bond from $750,000 to $1 million for the man accused of killing the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, citing the serious nature of the charges.
27-year-old Joseph Patterson made his first court appearance Tuesday since being indicted on manslaughter charges in the death of Tyrese Ruffin. Patterson made the appearance via video conference from jail.
Patterson is the boyfriend of the boy's mother. Authorities allege he assaulted Tyrese on Oct. 9 while the two were alone in a Sioux Falls apartment. His attorney says Patterson is not guilty.