Bond has been raised for the man accused of fatally beating his girlfriend's toddler.
Joseph Patterson is now being held on a $1 million dollar bond, up from $750,000.
The child who was injured while in Patterson's care was two-year-old Tyrese Ruffin, the child of Ashley Doohen of Sioux Falls and Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.
Tuesday night, friends and family joined together at First Evangelical Free Church in Sioux Falls to remember the little boy.
His grandmother, or 'Nana' as Ty called her, says he was a typical two-year-old. He was full of life, liked to kick balls and was always running around.
Deciding who to trust with your child can be a tough decision for a parent.
Doohen placed Tyrese life in her boyfriend's hands.
Now, he faces charges in the boy's death.
This incident can raise awareness about the potential danger of child abuse.
There are definitely a few warning signs we should be aware of in others.
We visited children's inn, in Sioux Falls.
They provide services to people who experience family violence or abuse.
And there are some personality traits we can all look for in the people we have around our children.
Trusting your child's life to someone else is not something most parents take lightly.
Children's Inn Director Amy Carter said "you always have to really look and trust your gut and also talk with your kids. Kids are intuitive and they know things too, so if your children are at an age where you can talk with them ask them how they feel and what their experiences are when they're with other people."
Sometimes those people you love may not have the same love for your kids.
"Maybe a person describes children as more negative or speaks of them in not a positive way, whether they're speaking to the child directly or others about that child, those are all things to kind of keep in your awareness," Carter said.
And besides talking to your kids, there are also questions you can ask yourself about your relationship or the person watching your child.
"What's their history, do they have other instances of abuse in their life. How's their temper? do they go from even-keeled to angry very quickly. Or how do they react to things," Carter said.
Like letting kids be kids. Keep an eye on how they interact with your children.
"If a person is not comfortable around children or if they have unrealistic expectations of a child, not development appropriate, expecting something of a four-year-old that shouldn't be expected of them, for example," Carter said.
And remember, the one person you should trust, is yourself.
"If at any point you don't feel comfortable of safe with having another person watch your child, you have to trust your gut," Carter said.
Of course, not every abuser will show these signs of behavior.
But if you do see someone exhibiting any of the traits towards someone you know and love, as Carter said, it's best to trust your instincts.
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