An Indiana man has pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges in the fatal stabbing of a 6-year-old Kentucky boy during a burglary.

Media outlets report that Ronald Exantus waived formal arraignment and entered the not-guilty plea Wednesday during a court appearance in Woodford County.

A grand jury charged Exantus last month with murder, first-degree burglary, two counts of second-degree assault and one count of fourth-degree assault. He's accused of fatally stabbing Logan Dean Tipton while the child was sleeping. Other family members were injured in the attack.

The prosecutor has said he plans to seek the death penalty if Exantus is convicted.

Another hearing in the case is set for March 2.


Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com