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Adrian Peterson Update: Grand jury, more charges possible in death of NFL star's 2-year-old son

FILE - In this file photo made June 20, 2012, Minnesota Vikings NFL football running back Adrian Peterson talks during a minicamp interview session in Eden Prairie, Minn. He was arrested in Houston on a charge of resisting arrest after an incident where police say it took three officers to subdue him. Peterson, who is from Palestine, Texas, was released from jail Saturday, July 7, 2012, on a $1,000 bond. The charge is a misdemeanor. Team spokesman Bob Hagan said the Vikings "are aware of the situation and are gathering more information." file,AP Photo/Jim Mone

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson talks during a minicamp interview session in Eden Prairie, Minn. , June 20, 2012.
AP Photo, file/Jim Mone
(CBS/AP) - A grand jury may be convened to consider more serious charges in the death of the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.

Tyrese Robert Doohan died Friday after being hospitalized with severe head injuries.

Joseph Robert Patterson, 27, has already been charged with aggravated assault and aggravated battery in the case. Patterson is the boyfriend of the child's mother.

Lincoln County State's Attorney Tom Wollman says he will review the completed autopsy report along with other reports before seeking any new charges against Patterson.

Prosecutors are also asking that a suspended sentence be imposed for a previous domestic assault conviction against Patterson.

A message left for Patterson's attorney was not immediately returned.

Peterson has declined to discuss the relationship he had with the boy.

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