Ronald Exantus Trial: How 'Grey's Anatomy' played a role in 6-year-old boy's stabbing death

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The accused killer of six-year-old Versailles boy Logan Tipton described what led to his stabbing death in a 2015 interview with detectives.

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Day two of the Ronald Exantus trial began with members of Versailles police offering testimony.


In his testimony, lead detective Keith Ford identified the butcher knife he said was the murder weapon.


Exantus is accused of murdering Tipton in a Dec. 7, 2015 stabbing with the butcher knife. The defense has argued that he suffers mental illness, but they are not disputing that Exantus killed Tipton.

The prosecution then played a video of Exantus' interview with detectives following the stabbing.


Detectives were confused about what led Exantus to the Versailles home, as it was well off the path from his family in Florida.




The detective then asked what made Exantus stab Logan Tipton, and his response was the ABC television show "Grey's Anatomy."


The prosecution mentioned during the trial's first day that Exantus would binge-watch "Grey's Anatomy" and "Law & Order."

Detectives have said it did not appear Exantus was on drugs or alcohol at the time of the stabbing, even though they found marijuana in his vehicle.


Exantus' defense asked a Versailles officer about his booking sheet, which said that he thought he was suffering some form of mental condition.




 
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