Family of Slain 6-year-old to Hold March Before Sentencing

Posted at 10:54 PM, Apr 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-23 22:54:53-04

VERSAILLES, KY (Lex 18) – A Woodford County family will start its new path toward finding justice with a peaceful march before a judge sentences the man who killed its six year old son. 

On Tuesday, Ronald Exantus will be sentenced for attacking a Woodford County family, but not for murdering six-year-old Logan Tipton two years ago.

At trial in March, a jury found him not guilty of murder by reason of insanity, though his attorney’s didn’t deny he stabbed Tipton to death in the middle of the night.  

"We feel the system failed not only us, but our whole entire community," said Heather Tipton, Logan’s mother. 

At 9:00am sharp, hundreds will join Heather Tipton and her family on the site where the new Versailles Police Department will be built. The crowd will peacefully march to the courthouse and pack it for the formal sentencing. 

Many people will wear shirts showing Logan’s face and bracelets with the message "Justice for Logan."

"One voice can be ignored, but when you have many voices they might be ignored, not for too long," Tipton said. 

Tipton said her next step is to push for a new law called, "Logan’s Law." It would give victim’s families more of a voice in court, and aim for stricter sentences. 

"We want justice for Logan, but not just for Logan, for other people too," Tipton said. 

The sentencing for Ronald Exantus will start at 10:00am.