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Mother of murdered 6-year-old: 'Keep my family, especially my children, in your prayers'

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Ronald Exantus appears in court on Jan. 6, 2016. Ronald Exantus appears in court on Jan. 6, 2016.
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VERSAILLES, Ky. (WDRB) -- A man accused of murdering a young boy in Versailles, Kentucky has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.

Ronald Exantus, 32, was arraigned in a Woodford County courtroom on Wednesday morning.

Versailles Police say Exantus broke into a home last month, then attacked six-year-old Logan Tipton with a knife from the kitchen as the young boy slept.

Exantus was indicted last month on charges of murder, burglary and assault.

Logan's mother, Heather Pujol-Tipton thanked the community for its support following Wednesday’s proceedings.

"I just wanted to say thank you to the whole community and everyone for their thoughts and prayers and support and just continue to keep my family, especially my children, in your prayers," said Pujol-Tipton.

Exantus' attorney, Bridget Hofler says this death penalty case is far different than any other that she's worked.

“This gentleman has no ties to this family. No ties to Kentucky. He’s never been in Kentucky, except to drive through it to my knowledge to get to Florida,” said Hofler. "His mental state is in and out. Some days are better than others. He obviously is not himself. Nor has he been since I've come to know him.”

Hofler made it clear to the courtroom Wednesday that she wants to see and get copies of the Commonwealth’s evidence, which includes a recorded interview with Exantus.

“Our client’s not able to really tell us much of anything. He’s mainly delusional. When he’s not delusional, it’s been very difficult to communicate with him.”

Exantus is expected back in court on March 2.

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