Former Kentucky Lawmaker Steve Nunn Held Liable in Civil Suit

Nov 14, 2012

A former Kentucky lawmaker serving life in prison for killing his one-time fiancee has been found liable in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the victim's mother.  The decision last month by Fayette Circuit Judge James Ishmael clears the way for the family of Amanda Ross to obtain damages from Steve Nunn.

Nunn pleaded guilty to murder in June 2011 for shooting and killing Ross outside her Lexington townhome after the two ended their engagement.

Ishmael set a trial on damages for Aug. 12, 2013.

Nunn is a former state lawmaker from Barren County and the son of former Kentucky Governor Louie B. Nunn.

Nunn is serving his sentence in the Green River Correctional Complex in Muhlenberg County and does not have an attorney on file.  His former attorney was allowed to withdraw as his counsel in May, saying Nunn was unable to pay his attorney fees.