Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

Steve Nunn Coverage

November 10, 2009

Steve Nunn indicted in Ross murder

LEXINGTON — Former legislator and one-time gubernatorial candidate Steve Nunn of Glasgow was indicted on charges of murder Tuesday by a Fayette County grand jury.

Nunn, 57, is accused of shooting his former fiancée, Amanda Ross, 29, outside her Lexington townhouse in the early morning hours of Friday, Sept. 11. Because Nunn had been placed under an emergency protective/domestic violence order earlier this year when Ross accused him of hitting her, he was also charged with violation of an EPO/DVO – an aggravating factor which permits the prosecution to seek the death penalty.

Nunn previously pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Fayette Commonwealth Attorney Ray Larson declined to comment on the case shortly before the grand jury returned the indictment to Fayette Circuit Judge Kim Bunnell. He said he has a rule not comment on anything other than legal procedure in cases he is prosecuting.

He also declined to say if he will seek the death penalty. Nunn, who is lodged in the Fayette County Detention Center, is scheduled for arraignment in Fayette Circuit Court on Nov. 19 at 11:30 a.m. No bond was set for the murder charge; a $25,000 cash bond was set for the charge of violating the domestic violence order.

London attorney Warren Scoville who represents Nunn declined comment to questions from a reporter from the London Sentinel-Echo – a CNHI paper. Scoville also did not respond to messages left with his office by CNHI News Service seeking comment.

Nunn’s daughters, Mary Nunn and Courtney Nunn, testified Tuesday morning before the grand jury. Neither would comment afterward. The only other witness listed on the indictment is Det. Todd. Iddings.

Ross, who worked for the state Department of Insurance, sought an EPO against Nunn last spring. After a Fayette District Judge placed Nunn under the EPO/DVO, he resigned his position as Deputy Secretary of the Cabinet for Human Resources. The two were back in court in July when Ross asked the court to restrain Nunn from distributing “altered photographs” of Ross.

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Steve Nunn Coverage
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    Steve Nunn, the former lawmaker and candidate for governor accused of the Sept. 11, 2009 murder of his former fiancée, Amanda Ross, pleaded guilty Tuesday morning in Fayette Circuit Court.

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  • Judge to decide relevance of Nunn's writings

    LEXINGTON — A judge is weighing whether jurors in the upcoming murder trial of a former state lawmaker may see a batch of writings seized from his car after his arrest on a charge of killing his one-time fiancée.

    June 22, 2011

  • Nunn case delayed in Hart County

    The case of a former state lawmaker charged with six counts of first-degree wanton endangerment involving law enforcement officers was passed for review to May on Tuesday in Hart County Circuit Court.

    December 8, 2010

  • Judge sets August 2011 trial for Steve Nunn

    A judge on Friday set an August 2011 trial date for a former state lawmaker charged with murder in the death of his ex-fiancee.

    October 12, 2010

  • Judge: Nunn’s hard drive can be searched

     A judge ruled Tuesday that prosecutors in the case of a former state lawmaker charged with killing his ex-fiancee can continue to search a computer hard drive that authorities say contained child pornography.

    September 29, 2010

  • Judge denies motion in Nunn case

    A Fayette circuit judge denied a motion by Steve Nunn’s defense attorneys Thursday to exclude consideration of the death penalty in his trial on charges he shot and killed his former fiancée.

    August 20, 2010

  • Nunn attorneys argue computer evidence

    Attorneys for a former Kentucky lawmaker accused of killing his ex-fiancee argued Thursday that child pornography and other evidence found on a computer hard drive should be disallowed because it was obtained through an improper police search.

    July 9, 2010

  • Hearing set on contents of box

    A judge has set a July hearing to determine whether an external hard drive belonging to a former lawmaker charged with murder can be searched.

    June 13, 2010

  • Nunn found competent to stand trial

    Fayette Circuit Judge Pamela Goodwine ruled Monday that former state Rep. Steve Nunn is competent to stand trial for murder in the death of his former fiancée, Amanda Ross.

    April 6, 2010

  • Nunn ordered to undergo pyschiatric evaluation Nunn ordered to undergo psychiatric evaluation A Fayette circuit judge ordered former lawmaker Steve Nunn to undergo a psychiatric evaluation to determine if he’s competent to assist his attorneys in his defense on murder charges.

    December 18, 2009 1 Photo