Steve Nunn's murder case goes to grand jury

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The murder case against former state lawmaker Steve Nunn will now go to a grand jury.

A judge waived the case to the grand jury during a preliminary hearing Friday morning in Fayette District Court after Nunn appeared from the Fayette County Jail through a video monitor.

Nunn is charged in the murder of his ex-fiancee, Amanda Ross. Police say he gunned her down two weeks ago outside her Short Street home.

Friends and family members wore badges with Ross' picture on them during the hearing.

"We felt it was important to be here to show the family we support them," explained Mary Karen Stumbo, Ross' friend.

"We had a big group in Frankfort yesterday where we introduced the Amanda's bill and I think a lot of us will be actively pursuing more of the domestic violence causes."

Amanda Ross had a court protective order against Nunn when she was murdered.

The Amanda Ross Domestic Violence Prevention Act would give judges the option to require those under a domestic violence order or Emergency Protective order to wear an electronic Tacking Device.

As that legislation is reviewed friends say they'll also be in court every step of the way.

"That's the least we can do for Amanda," Stumbo said.

In a hearing next Tuesday, the Commonwealth's Attorney is expected to ask for a DNA sample from Nunn. His defense has filed a motion for a psychiatric evaluation.

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