SIOUX FALLS, SD -
On the same day Joseph Patterson was in a Lincoln County courtroom, a vigil was held for the toddler at the center of the case.
The Take Back the Site organization held a vigil for two-year-old Tyrese Ruffin Monday night at the corner of 71st Street and South Connie Avenue.
The organization holds vigils for victims of abuse, reclaiming peace at the place the violence occurred.
27-year-old Patterson is accused of abusing and killing Ruffin in early October. He had pleaded not guilty and will have a pre-trial hearing on January 13.
Ruffin is the son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.
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