Around 4 a.m. and intruder from 175 miles away, broke into the Tiptons’ family home and proceeded to stab the little boy in the head until he died.
32-year-old Ronald Exantus is the alleged criminal who broke into the Tipton’s home and killed the innocent boy for no reason.
During the insane incident, Logan’s 11-year-old sister woke up and screamed alerting the family’s father. Authorities are claiming she is a hero because she was able to stop the rampage.
Logan wasn’t alone in his room. Four other children were also asleep when Exantus entered and stabbed the little boy.
He tried to attack two other kids but Logan’s father was able to stop the enraged killer.
Police are struggling to find answers as to why Exantus would commit such a horrific crime. His public defender claims he is “mentally ill” and that does seem like a possible cause for this inexplicable tragedy.
A candle light vigil was held for Logan at the local football field where hundreds of residents from the small town joined his grieving family.
A GoFundMe page was created to help pay for the boy’s funeral expenses. More than $49,000 has been raised so far.
The family didn’t know Exantus who was charged with murder and burglary.