Sentencing for Man Who Killed a Young Kentucky Boy

An Indiana dialysis nurse has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after he was convicted of assaulting a Kentucky man and two children but acquitted of killing the children’s 6 year old brother.

News outlets report Logan Tipton’s family expressed anger and sorrow at Tuesday’s sentencing of 34 year old Ronald Exantus, who did not speak during the hearing in Versailles. Before the hearing, the boy’s family led a march to protest last month’s verdict where jurors found Exantus not guilty of murder and burglary by reason of insanity, but guilty of assault.

Exantus’s attorneys didn’t dispute that he killed Logan in December 2015, but a defense psychologist testified that Exantus suffered from psychosis due to an underlying mental illness.