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The lawyer who has represented former Kentucky state lawmaker Steve Nunn since 2009 has withdrawn as his counsel.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."