Man charged with murder of toddler pleads guilty to manslaughter

Posted at 8:00 PM, Jan 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-16 20:24:27-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — One of the two men charged with murdering a Lexington toddler back in December 2016 entered a guilty plea to lesser charges on Thursday.

Roughly three years after the incident, Adrian Dunn pleaded guilty to manslaughter. Dunn was originally charged with First Degree Murder.

Dunn and Marquis Thurman were armed when they went to a home on Kenton Street to buy drugs in 2016. After an argument broke out at the front door, two-year-old Nova Gallman was hit by a stray bullet.
Gallman later died at UK Hospital.

The manslaughter charge could mean 15 years in prison. Dunn is also facing a tampering with evidence charge which could add another five years of prison time.

The plea deal also means any other charges will be dropped. It also means Dunn will serve as a witness for the prosecution when Thurman goes to trial, which is scheduled for February.

Dunn's sentencing has been postponed until April.