Ankle monitors for DVO offenders? Amanda's Law heard in committee

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Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo is calling for a new law that would allow courts to force some domestic violence offenders to wear ankle bracelets that track their movements and warn possible victims when they're in harms way.

The proposal was prompted by the killing of a Lexington woman who allegedly was shot to death by one of Stumbo's previous House colleagues, former state Rep. Steve Nunn. Stumbo says the 29-year-old Ross may have had "a fighting chance" had the law been in place.

Nunn has pleaded not guilty.

Stumbo is hoping to change state law shortly after the General
Assembly session begins in January.

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