Amanda Ross

Regional
2:35 pm
Sun August 18, 2013

Deal Struck in Suit Over Death of Nunn's Ex-Fiance

The mother of the woman former Barren County lawmaker Steve Nunn was convicted of killing has settled a lawsuit against the gated community in Lexington where the fatal shooting happened in 2009.

One of the attorneys representing Amanda Ross, Perry Bentley, told the Lexington Herald-Leader that Diana Ross, mother of Amanda Ross, and the Opera House Square Townhouse Association reached an out-of-court settlement for undisclosed terms.

A trial scheduled to start Monday in Lexington is now canceled.

Bentley said a hearing will be held Monday to determine how much in damages Nunn is liable for.

The 60-year-old former state representative is the son of the late Louie B. Nunn, former Kentucky governor.

Nunn is serving life without parole in a Muhlenberg County prison after pleading guilty in 2011 to murder.

Regional
8:26 am
Thu July 25, 2013

Steve Nunn Apologizes to Ex-Fiance's Family

Facing a team of attorneys, imprisoned former Barren County lawmaker Steve Nunn apologized to the family of the ex-fiancee he was convicted of killing but declined to say he shot her, complained of health problems and refused to answer questions about her death, according to the transcript of his deposition.

Nunn, the son of former Kentucky Gov. Louie B. Nunn, also repeatedly said in the brief July 11 deposition that his heart was racing and he didn't feel comfortable talking about the September 2009 death of Amanda Ross until he consults with a lawyer.

"My mind is sputtering, I guess, at best," Nunn said during the questioning at Green River Correctional Center in Central City. Nunn was sent to prison for life without parole after he pleaded guilty in June 2011 to first-degree murder with an aggravating circumstance in the shooting of his ex-fiancee.

On Tuesday, Fayette Circuit Judge James Ishmael ordered Nunn to "fully and completely" answer queries from attorneys in a lawsuit over Ross' death.

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Regional
2:44 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Former Lawmaker, Steve Nunn, Ordered to Answer Questions about Murder

A former Barren County lawmaker has been ordered to answer questions about the shooting death of a woman that landed him in prison for life.

Fayette County Circuit Judge James Ishmael on Tuesday ruled that 60-year-old Steve Nunn cannot avoid questions about the day 29-year-old Amanda Ross died outside her Lexington home.

Nunn has been found liable in civil court for the death of Amanda Ross. Nunn pleaded guilty to shooting and killing Ross four years ago. Nunn is serving life in prison.

He faces a civil trial in August in which the Ross family is seeking damages from him. The owner of the townhouses where Ross lived, Opera House Square, is also a defendant in the case.

Nunn refused to answer questions on July 11 during a deposition.

Regional
1:00 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

Judge Refuses to Dismiss Gated Community from Lawsuit Over Woman Killed by Nunn

A judge has declined to dismiss a gated residential community in Lexington from a lawsuit over the death of Amanda Ross, who was gunned down outside her home by former Barren County lawmaker Steve Nunn.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Judge James Ishmael determined that "there are issues of fact that preclude summary judgment."

Ross' mother, Diana M. Ross, sued Opera House Square Townhouse Association, claiming it allowed Nunn access after her daughter told board members she had taken out an emergency protective order against Nunn.

Opera House Square argued that it wasn't negligent and took reasonable action to accommodate a request from Ross for more security.

Nunn pleaded guilty to murder in 2011 for fatally shooting Ross after she ended their engagement.

Regional
5:55 am
Mon May 14, 2012

Steve Nunn's Lawyer Withdraws

The lawyer who has represented former Kentucky state lawmaker Steve Nunn since 2009 has withdrawn as his counsel. The Lexington herald-Leader reports Warren Scoville wrote in his motion to withdraw that Nunn is "currently incarcerated and unable to pay his attorney fees."

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