Since the tragic news broke about the death of NFL star Adrian Peterson’s 2-year old son, many questions are still being asked by many people like ..the identity of the child’s mother.
Theballerlife.com has just learned that sources close to NFL star Adrian Peterson’s family have told EveryJoe.com exclusively that Ashley Doohen is the name of the mother of his 2-year-old son who just past away after being beaten by her boyfriend Joseph Patterson.
Our friends over at TMZ.com reports:
Adrian Peterson only recently learned he was the father of a 2-year-old boy and met him for the first time Thursday … while the boy was on life support.
Multiple sources connected to the situation tell us … roughly 2-3 months ago, the mother of the child had a paternity test done with an ex she suspected to be the father, in an effort to collect child support from him.
But the test turned up negative, so the woman went to Adrian … with whom she had a s*xual encounter several years ago.
We’re told … when Adrian was first informed about the matter, he didn’t question the possibility he was the dad — but rather asked how he could help the situation.
Sources tell us … a few weeks ago, A.P. started to plan a trip to South Dakota to meet the child for the first time and he was supposed to fly out later this month.
But when he heard the news about the attack on the 2-year-old, Peterson dropped everything and jetted over to Sioux Falls as soon as he could.
The boy was on life support since 5:30 PM Thursday … but his condition never improved … so family members made the decision to take the child off the ventilator.
We’re told Peterson will be planning the funeral with other members of the boy’s family.
Patterson was initially arrested in Sioux Falls, South Dakota for assault and battery of an infant — and now, it’s almost certain the charges will be elevated to murder.
The details surrounding the beating are unclear — but cops say medical responders were called to the apartment where the child was living on Wednesday evening … and he was unresponsive when help arrived.
Here are few more photos below of Ashley Doohen: