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Joseph Patterson's defense concerned with medical records

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Medical records were a priority for Joseph Patterson's defense team in today's pre-trial hearing.

Patterson, 28, is facing murder and abuse charges for the October death of 2-year-old Tyrese Ruffin.

Patterson's defense pushed the judge for the child's medical information - including a request concerning the boy's organs.

The defense wants information on the child's liver, which was donated after his death.

The judge found this request difficult because that involves private medical information of a person totally unconnected to the criminal case.

Patterson's trial is scheduled for October. He's free on a $750,000 cash bond - which his family paid in full.

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