After the son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson passed away from injuries he sustained during a horrific beating, HollywoodLife.com has learned the identity of his son, and the child’s mother, Ann “Ashley” Doohen.
Ann “Ashley” Doohen is the mother of Adrian Peterson‘s late 2-year-old son, sources close to the family confirm to the site EveryJoe.com. Read on for more details and a first look at photos of Adrian’s son and Ann.
Who Is Adrian Peterson’s Son’s Mother? — Identity Revealed
Ann took to Facebook early in the morning on Oct. 11 to post a picture of her beloved son as a newborn. Dozens of friends liked and commented on the picture, sending their thoughts and prayers to Ann as her son remained on life support, in critical condition, at a Sioux Falls, South Dakota hospital. Tragically, the toddler, whom several Facebook users referred to as “Ty,” passed away later that day.
Ann was a wonderful mother, who showered her son with love and affection, sources tell EveryJoe.com. Her reported boyfriend, Joseph Robert Patterson, 27, was arrested in connection with the boy’s death on two counts: aggravated battery of an infant and aggravated assault. He was formally charged in his first court appearance on Oct. 11.
The toddler had been in critical condition and on life support since around 5:30 p.m on Oct. 10, and the family made the heartbreaking decision to take him off of life support on Oct. 11, according to TMZ.
“The mother of the child has decided to donate the child’s organs to people in need,” TMZ reported.
Adrian Peterson’s Son Died — 2-Year-Old Dies From Beating Allegedly By Mom’s Boyfriend
Adrian’s son passed away at a Sioux Falls, South Dakota hospital on Oct. 11.
The Sioux Falls Police Department released an official statement that day, saying:
“Emergency responders responded to a call at about 5:45 PM on Wednesday [Oct. 9]. The initial call was made for medical attention, the caller said that a 2-year-old was choking. When first responders arrived at the scene, they found the child unresponsive,” Sioux Falls, South Dakota police told HollywoodLife.com. “Medical staff found that the injuries were not consistent with choking, but rather with head injuries, consistent with abuse.”
So tragic! Our thoughts are with Adrian and Ann and their families.
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— HL Staff