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UPDATE (April 24, 2018)– Ronald Exantus was sentenced to 20 years on assault charges related to a 6-year-old boy’s death.

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VERSAILLES, Ky. (Dec. 7, 2015) – Police in Kentucky arrested an Indianapolis man accused of stabbing a 6-year-old boy to death during a Monday morning home burglary.

Authorities in Versailles, Ky., were called to a home on Douglas Avenue around 4 a.m. A homeowner contacted 911 dispatchers to report an armed intruder inside the home.

According to court documents, the intruder, later identified as Ronald Exantus, 32, wandered around the home before walking up the stairs and stabbing a sleeping 6-year-old boy several times in the head “with a large kitchen knife that he obtained in the house.”

The boy was identified as Logan Tipton, a student at Simmons Elementary in Versailles.

Court documents show that Logan’s 11-year-old sister woke up, saw Exantus in the bedroom, and started screaming and trying to fight him.

Mug shot of Ronald Exantus

Mug shot of Ronald Exantus

Their father rushed to the bedroom and detained Exantus until police arrived.

The police report says Exantus confessed to stabbing the boy during an interview with detectives.

Exantus was taken to the Woodford County Detention Center on charges of murder and burglary.

Logan loved to play football with his friends, and he joined the Woodford Youth Football League this year. The league shared these photos of Logan with the caption, “Rest in Peace baby Logan, we will miss you. You were small but you were fierce.”

A friend of the Tipton family set up a Meal Train that provides an opportunity for volunteers to prepare meals for them. You can find more information on helping the Tipton family here.

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