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Judge says Steve Nunn can face death penalty

More testimony Thursday as attorneys and prosecutors argued over evidence in a high-profile murder case.

Former lawmaker Steve Nunn is accused of killing his ex-fiancee, Amanda Ross, outside her Lexington home last year.

The hearing lasted much of the day, and ended with the judge ruling on which sentence prosecutors can seek if Nunn is convicted.

Fayette County Judge Pamela Goodwine determined Nunn's case will proceed as a capital offense eligible for the death penalty.

Nunn's defense plans to continue to argue why some pieces of evidence should not be allowed in a trial once it begins.

Among that evidence, a box police say Nunn gave to a friend the night before Ross was murdered.

Police say some pictures of Amanda Ross and pornographic images of young girls on a hard drive were in that box.

Nunn's defense says it shouldn't be admitted as evidence because police obtained it without a search warrant.

Ross was shot to death outside her Lexington town home last year.

Some of the Amanda Ross' family was in the courtroom for Thursday's hearing.

So far, no date has been set for the trial.


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