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.
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.
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.
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.
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."