Steve Nunn is accused of shooting and killing Amanda Ross outside her Lexington townhome in September, but now his criminal and civil case may be on hold. This comes after his attorney revealed he's also being sued.
Lawyers for both Steve Nunn and his alleged victim, 29-year-old Amanda Ross' family were in court to discuss the wrongful death suit filed by Diana Ross, the mother of Amanda Ross, against Nunn.
What has complicated the case even further is that Nunn's Attorney, Warren Scoville, says now his firm is named in the lawsuit. The Ross family alleges Scoville is being paid with the $137,000 from the sale of Steve Nunn's Glasgow home that was ordered to be put in an escrow account.
Scoville says since he's named in the suit, and Nunn may not be able to pay him any longer, he may have to excuse himself from representing Nunn all-together. That could put both the civil and criminal cases on hold.
Nunn's attorney argues the civil case should be tried after the criminal case anyway because that is whats common practice in the state.
The judge didn't make any rulings on the civil case. Both sets of attorneys will be back in court for another hearing January 12th.
This ruling comes the same day that friends and family of 29-year-old Amanda Ross were expected to pay a visit to her grave site to see the marker for it that arrived today.
Friends of Ross tell 27 Newsfirst having this marker finally in place to be able to visit with Amanda's name on it, brings them a little more peace.