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Second man pleads guilty in connection to 2-year-old's death in 2016

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Posted at 3:13 PM, Jan 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-05 15:06:12-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Lexington Herald-Leader) — A second man has pleaded guilty to lesser charges in connection to the 2016 death of a two-year-old girl in Lexington, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported.

Marquis Thurman, 23, pleaded guilty to first degree manslaughter and tampering with physical evidence in Fayette Circuit Court on Friday.

Thurman was one of two men that 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.

Thurman's plea deal came just one day after Adrian Dunn, the other man involved, also pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

Thurman was previously charged in 2017 with murder, first-degree assault, wanton endangerment and first-degree robbery.