UPDATE: Visitation, Funeral on Saturday for Nova Marie Gallman

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Funeral arrangements have been set for slain toddler Nova Marie Gallman.

Kerr Brothers Funeral Home says a visitation will be held Saturday at Southland Christian Church on Harrodsburg Road, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. It says the funeral will follow immediately afterward.

According to the funeral home, Gallman will be buried at the Blue Grass Memorial Gardens.

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12/8/16 6:25 p.m.

Two men now accused of the murder of a Lexington toddler pleaded not guilty in court.

Charges were upgraded from assault to murder against two men arrested in connection to the shooting death of toddler, according to Lexington Police.

Investigators say they determined both men were responsible for firing shots during what turned out to be a deadly robbery attempt.

Police say Marquis Thurman and Adrian Dunn went to a home on Kenton Street late Monday night, knocked on the front door, went inside and confronted a man they knew over money.

Investigators say a disorder ensued and multiple shots were fired and Thurman and Dunn ran off.

Police say Nova Gallman, 2, who was on the couch in the room, was shot in the head. She later died at the hospital.

The man, 27, who was confronted, who was identified as the boyfriend of Gallman’s mother, was shot in the abdomen, but survived.

The two suspects were arrested at a hospital after checking themselves in for injuries suffered during the gunfire.

The two were initially charged with assault and robbery. Both men pleaded not guilty to those charges on Wednesday, prior to the charge being upgraded to murder against each man.

They remain in jail without bond.

ABC 36 learned this wasn’t the first time the two have been in trouble with the law. Watch the video to find out their prior criminal history.

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