Indianapolis Man "not guilty by reason of insanity" In Kentucky Boy's Murder
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- An Indianapolis man accused of murdering a little boy in Kentucky in 2015, has been found not guilty.
A jury found Ronald Exantus not guilty of murder by reason of insanity. Exantus, who is from Indianapolis, had been accused of breaking into a home in Versailles, Kentucky in December of 2015, where police said he stabbed 6-year-old Logan Tipton several times while he slept.
Exantus was taken into custody at the scene after Tipton's father held him down in the boy's room. Over the next two years, a back and forth battle would ensue in the courts over whether or not Exantus was mentally competent when he committed the crime.
Prosecutors sought the death penalty, but in the end a jury found him not guilty by reason of insanity. Exantus is still guilty of assault and was sentenced to 20 years in prison Tuesday.