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Exantus Trial: Medical Examiner Describes Injuries That Killed 6-Year-Old

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Many of the details in this story are disturbing.

FAYETTE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Kentucky's chief medical examiner took the stand Tuesday in the trial of Ronald Exantus, describing in sometimes graphic detail the mortal injuries the Indianapolis man is charged with inflicting on the 6-year-old Woodford County boy a 2015 stabbing attack.

As the jury looked at a diagram of a child's body, Dr. William Ralston described the injuries cataloged by his office after Logan Tipton's death: stab wounds to the neck and back of the head, a metal fragment found inside Logan's head, bruises to the forehead and right shoulder.

In the end, Ralston said, Logan died of blood loss within minutes of being attack.

The testimony comes as prosecutor near the end of their case against Exantus, a dialysis nurse, who police and prosecutors say broke into the Tiptons' Versailles home and killed Logan with a butcher knife as he slept.

In testimony shown last week, Exantus told police just after the killing that he had gotten lost in Versailles and referenced TV shows in describing why he stopped near a family's home before allegedly breaking in and slaying the boy.

Defense attorneys have said Exantus suffers from mental illness and was psychotic when he killed the boy while prosecutors have tried to show he knew what he was doing.

Prosecutors on Tuesday also played another graphic video recording from a police body camera from the night of the killing, prompting Logan's grandmother to leave the courtroom in tears.

On it, an officer can be heard cursing Exantus and admonishing him to "show some remorse."

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