Morbidology the Podcast – 122: Logan Tipton

Podcast released on: 18th October 2021

In December of 2015, Versailles, Kentucky, was preparing for Christmas. Residents had decorated their homes in preparation for the festivities. In the quiet neighbourhood of Gray Street, there was one family home which had lit up in celebration, with decorations a plenty and a Snoopy wearing a Christmas hat standing out front. One morning, however,…


In December of 2015, Versailles, Kentucky, was preparing for Christmas. Residents had decorated their homes in preparation for the festivities. In the quiet neighbourhood of Gray Street, there was one family home which had lit up in celebration, with decorations a plenty and a Snoopy wearing a Christmas hat standing out front. One morning, however, the community would awake to the terrifying news that somebody had crept into this family’s home armed with a knife. This person’s actions inside that family’s home would strike fear into parents across the world.

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Audio Sources:

“Exantus Trial Day 2: In initial police interview, Exantus me”

“Logan Tipton’s Family Testify During First Day” 

“Raw Video: Logan Tipton’s Final Game”

“Crowd Attends Versailles Vigil for Murdered Boy”

“Man accused of stabbing Versailles 6-year-old to death pleads not guilty”

“Tipton Family Speaks”

“Defense Rests In Exantus Trial”

“Disturbing Details in Woodford Co. Murder Trail”

“Exantus Murder Trial Day One”

“Defense Begins in Exantus Trial”

“Day Two of Woodford Co. Murder Trail”

“Closing Arguments in Exantus Trial”

“Exantus Trial Day 4: Former Co-workers testify”

Sources:

Associated Press, 7 December, 2015 – “Kentucky Boy Killed in Knife Attack in his Bedroom”

Associated Press, 7 December, 2015 – “Boy Killed in Knife Attack in Bedroom”

FOX – 6 WITI, 7 December, 2015 – “Rest in Peace Baby Logan”

The Messenger, 7 December, 2015 – “Versailles Father Caught, Subdued Attacker”

ABC – 11 WHAS, 8 December, 2015 – “City of Versailles, Ky. Supporting Family of 6-Year-Old”

Kentucky New Era, 8 December, 2015 – “Hundreds at Vigil for Slain Versailles Boy”

ABC – 11, 10 December, 2015 – “Visitation Held for 6-Year-Old Stabbed in Versailles”

ABC – 11, 11 December, 2015 – “Hundreds Mourn Slain 6-Year-Old Versailles Boy”

The New Orleans Advocate, 12 December, 2015 – “Covington Man Grieving for 6-Year-Old Grandson Killed in Kentucky”

ABC – 11 WHAS, 6 January, 2016 – “Child Murder Suspect Pleads Not Guilty”

Lexington Herald-Leader, 7 January, 2016 – “Indiana Man Pleads Not Guilty in Boy’s Slaying”

Associated Press, 2 November, 2016 – “Man Who Fatally Stabbed Boy Competent for Trial”

Lexington Herald-Leader,  23 February, 2016 – “6-Year-Old Was Killed With a Knife”

Lexington Herald-Leader, 5 March, 2018 – “Sister Identifies Bent Butcher Knife”

Lexington Herald-Leader, 5 March, 2018 – “Slain 6-Year-Old’s Sister Woke Up”

Associated Press, 6 March, 2018 – “Suspect Cited Grey’s Anatomy in Fatal Child Stabbing”

Lexington Herald-Leader, 7 March, 2018 – “Admitted Child Killer Says he Re-Enacted Surgery”

Lexington Herald-Leader, 14 March, 2018 – “Nurse’s Behavior was Off Before he Stabbed Kentucky Child”

Lexington Herald-Leader, 15 March, 2018 – “Co-Workers Say Nurse on Trial in Boy’s Killing Didn’t Appear to be Drug User”

Lexington Herald-Leader, 16 March, 2018 – “Doctor Says Man Who Killed Boy Has Major Mental Illness”

Associated Press, 20 March, 2018 – “Jury Rules Insanity in Stabbing Death”

Lexington Herald-Leader, 20 March, 2018 – “Jurors Deliberate over Verdict”

Lexington Herald-Leader, 21 March, 2018 – “Jury Wants Nurse to Serve 20 Years”

Lexington Herald-Leader, 24 April, 2018 – “Like Logan Didn’t Matter”

Lexington Herald-Leader, 24 October, 2020 – “Kentucky Supreme Court Considers Split Verdict”

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