Second man sentenced in shooting death of 2-year-old


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Kentucky man who pleaded guilty to fatally shooting a 2-year-old in 2016 was sentenced to 15 years.

On Thursday, Adrian Dunn, 23, was sentenced to 15 years for complicity to commit manslaughter in the first degree and five years for tampering with physical evidence.

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Judge Julie Goodman handed down the sentence to run the 15 and five year sentences concurrently for a total of 15 years.

Dunn and Marquis Thurman were both facing murder charges in the death of Nova Gallman in December 2016. Lexington Police said the two forced their way into a home on Kenton Street and got into a fight that led to shots being fired. Police say a stray bullet hit Gallman in the head. She later died.

Dunn agreed to testify against Thurman in exchange for the lower manslaughter charge.

Thurman was sentenced to 18 years on March 5 for manslaughter and evidence tampering.

According to police, the 2-year-old was with her mother and her mother’s boyfriend on Dec. 5, 2016 when Thurman and Dunn came to the house to buy marijuana.

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