Minnesota Vikings player Adrian Petterson’s 2-year old son dies on Friday at Sioux Falls hospital in South Dakota according to ESPN report. The boy suffered with injuries allegedly inflicted by Joseph Patterson who is dating boy's mother -- the former girlfriend of NFL star and Vikings running back Petterson.
Who is the mother of Adrian Petterson’s son?
It turns out Google search has conflicting results and a bit confusing. There’s Petterson longtime girlfriend Ashley Brown while MediaTakeout mentioned Erica.
But one source from Everyjoe.com mentioned that Ashley Doohen is the mother of Petterson son that passed away. It tweeted, "Ashley Ann Doohen, baby mama of who son is brain dead in South Dakota hospital".
Family members of Ashley Ann Doohen said she is a great mom who showered her son with an endless amount of love. She currently moved to her new boyfriend Joseph Patterson apartment in South Dakota with her son.
Eventually, Patterson's apartment was the focus of the investigation where the incident happened. According to USA Today, Patterson called 911 on Wednesday evening to report a choking at the Platinum Valley apartment. Lt. of the Sioux Falls Police Department said it became clear at the hospital that the boy's injuries were not accidental.
Before the boy died Friday, Patterson had been charged in with aggravated assault on an infant in Canton, S.D. court with bond set at $750,000 in cash.
It was learned later that Patterson has a quite numerous domestic abuse record before involving with a different women with children. He pleaded guilty to simple assault in an incident last year involving an adult female and juvenile male.
Now, the question why Ashley Ann Doohen risk her son to be alone with this man. Maybe, the question can apply also with Petterson himself who can clearly afford with his huge paycheck to take care of his son. But it’s too late now.