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Man accused of stabbing Kentucky boy to death found NOT GUILTY by reason of insanity

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VERSAILLES, Ky. (WDRB) - The man accused of stabbing a 6-year-old Kentucky boy to death is found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity.

After 12 hours of deliberations, a jury returned the verdict for Ronald Exantus on the murder and burglary charges late Monday night.

Exantus was charged murder, burglary and assault for the death of 6-year-old Logan Tipton.  Exantus was arrested after breaking  into a home in Versailles on Dec. 7, 2015 and stabbing Logan to death, as he slept. 

The boy cried out during the attack and woke his sister.  Logan's father tackled Exantus and held him down until police arrived.

During the six day trial, the defense argued Exantus was insane at the time of the crime. But both the defense and prosecution admitted that he killed the boy.

The jury returns at 1:00 Tuesday afternoon for the sentencing phase of the trial.

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