Joseph Patterson; Canton; South Dakota; KDLT reports police sergeant's testimony at trial that, "Patterson was 'emotional, legitimately concerned':..."Patterson was 'emotional, legitimately concerned' for the well being of Ty, a response that he felt was appropriate with a medical emergency. That's why McClary said police didn't believe it was a crime scene and Patterson was the one who secured the apartment that night. The defense asked McClary when his opinion changed. He said it wasn't until he talked to Sgt. Jessica Speckmeier later that night; not until he learned that Ty's injuries could have been the result of abusive head trauma."..."The defense said they will rest until Thursday. The trial will resume Thursday at 8 a.m. beginning with testimony from a witness via the telephone. The attorneys will have a day to themselves on Friday. Monday, they will have a chance to refute evidence and expect to give their closing arguments on Tuesday."
STORY: "Patterson was 'emotionally, legitimately concerned': Police Sgt. testifies at trial," by reporter Jill Johnson, published by KDLT on September 23, 2015.
SUB-HEADING: Defence calls only one witness on Day 7."
GIST: "It was a short day in Day 7 of the trial for the man
accused of killing Adrian Peterson's biological son. The defense called
only one witness Wednesday to testify about Joseph Patterson's demeanor
on the day Tyrese Ruffin was injured. Sioux Falls Police Sgt. Darren McClary testified that he was
the supervisor in charge on the evening of October 9, 2013. He said when
he responded to the report of a choking at Patterson's apartment, two
other officers were already there. At that time, 2-year-old Tyrese
Ruffin had already been taken away in an ambulance, with his mother
Ashley Doohen. McClary testified that Patterson was 'emotional, legitimately
concerned' for the well being of Ty, a response that he felt was
appropriate with a medical emergency. That's why McClary said police
didn't believe it was a crime scene and Patterson was the one who
secured the apartment that night. The defense asked McClary when
his opinion changed. He said it wasn't until he talked to Sgt. Jessica
Speckmeier later that night; not until he learned that Ty's injuries
could have been the result of abusive head trauma."
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