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Suspects in shooting death of toddler appear in court on new murder charges

Marquis Thurman (left) and Adrian Dunn (right)
Marquis Thurman (left) and Adrian Dunn (right)(WKYT)
Published: Dec. 6, 2016 at 3:08 AM EST
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The two suspects in the shooting death of a Lexington toddler appeared in court again on Thursday.

On Wednesday, police upgraded the charges against 20-year-old Marquis Thurman of Georgetown and 20-year-old Adrian Dunn of Lexington.

Thurman and Dunn are now charged with the murder of two-year-old Nova Gallman.They had already each been charged with two counts of 1st Degree Assault and one count of 1st Degree Robbery.

Both men entered not guilty pleas.

Both men previously appeared in court on Wednesday to face the assault and robbery charges. They both entered not guilty pleas and both were deemed a flight risk and a danger to others.

Thurman and Dunn are facing the charges in connection to the shooting of Nova and her mother's boyfriend.

The shooting happened late Monday night on Kenton Street in Lexington after Thurman and Dunn knocked on the door and forced their way into the residence. The mother was sitting on the couch with her boyfriend and Nova.

Investigators say an altercation over money between the boyfriend and the two men quickly followed and several shots were fired inside the home. One of the bullets struck Nova in the head. She later died at UK's Chandler Hospital.

Police say the boyfriend suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Police have not released the his name, but say he's in his mid-20s to early-30s. At last check, he was listed in stable condition at UK Hospital.

Investigators say Nova's mother was not injured.

Thurman and Dunn were apprehended at a hospital after checking themselves in for injuries sustained during the gunfire.