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Nunn pleads not guilty

Former lawmaker Steve Nunn is due for a video arraignment at 1 p.m. this afternoon.

Nunn is now in the Fayette County Detention Center. Fayette County Sheriff's deputies transported Nunn from the Hart county jail to Lexington Thursday night.

Nunn is charged with murder and violating a protective order in the death of Amanda Ross. Ross, 29, died last Friday after police found her with a gunshot wound outside her home on West Short Street in Lexington.

Nunn was found hours after Ross' murder at a cemetery in Hart county where he slit his own wrists.

An affidavit from police in Western Kentucky includes not only what was found inside Nunn's house, but also sheds some light on what witnesses saw the morning of Ross' murder.

The affidavit states that on the day Ross was murdered, witnesses told police they heard Ross screaming "no" repeatedly in the parking lot.

No one was able to describe the suspect but one witness stated, they saw a man running along the row of townhomes leading from where Ross' body was found.

According to the affidavit, witnesses said Steve Nunn had ordered a grave headstone the day before, with a death date the same day as the murder and when police found him in a Hart County cemetery with self-inflicted injuries.

Witnesses also told police that the day before the incidents, Nunn had said his life was not worth living because Ross had ruined his reputation.

The list of items discovered in Nunn's car includes: photographs of Ross. In his home, it states three guns and boxes of ammo were discovered.

Also removed from Nunn's home was a digital camera, a computer, and letters to Ross.

The affidavit also states the night before Ross' murder, Nunn contacted his ex-wife, told her where his house key was and asked her to take care of his daughters.

Also coming to light Thursday, handwritten letters from former Governor Louie B. Nunn in which he accuses his son, Steve Nunn, of abusing him. Both the Louisville Courier-Journal and the Lexington Herald-Leader report that the nine page letter was used in divorce proceedings between Louie Nunn and his wife, Beula.

In the letter, Louie Nunn states "the mental anguish with you physically attacking me is more than I need, therefore I respectfully request you never attack me physically again. Neither do I intend to take any more verbal abuse from you."


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