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4:20 pm
Thu September 17, 2009

Former Kentucky GOP lawmaker charged with murder

Frankfort, KY – He's the son of a former Kentucky governor. He grew up in the governor's mansion, went to college, raised a family and built a successful political career of his own. But now, Steve Nunn is charged with murder. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the story.

Steve Nunn was moved to the Hart County Jail after being released from The Medical Center at Bowling Green, where he was treated for self-inflicted wrist wounds. Kentucky State Police Trooper Charles Swiney says Nunn, whom police want to question in the shooting death of Nunn's former fianc e, was arrested Friday at his parents' graves in Hart County. "He's being held on Kentucky State Police charges of six counts of wanton endangerment."

Nunn allegedly brandished a 38-caliber handgun at police before being taken into custody. Meanwhile, Lexington Police Lt. Doug Pape says the investigation continues into the murder of 29-year old Amanda Ross, who was gunned down outside her Lexington townhouse Friday morning. "It's an open investigation and we are still working on it diligently."

Pape would not say whether Nunn is considered a suspect in the murder case.

Former Kentucky representative Steve Nunn is now housed in the Hart County Jail, after being hospitalized briefly for self-inflicted wrist wounds. Kentucky State Police Trooper Charles Swiney says Nunn is charged with six counts of wanton endangerment for allegedly brandishing a 38-caliber handgun at police. "Due to the charges that were filed against him Saturday, he had been under Kentucky State Police guard since late Friday, early Saturday."

Nunn was arrested at his parents' graves in Hart County Friday, hours after his former fianc e was gunned down outside her Lexington townhouse. Lexington Police want to question Nunn about the murder of 29-year old Amanda Ross, but won't say if Nunn is considered a suspect in the case.

Lexington Police are continuing their investigation into Friday morning's murder of 29-year old Amanda Ross, the former fianc e of former Kentucky representative Steve Nunn. Lt. Doug Pape told our Tony McVeigh Lexington authorities want to question Nunn, who's currently housed in the Hart County Jail. "Mr. Nunn is just a person we would like to talk to in relationship to their past relationship with the victim of a recent homicide in Lexington, but I wouldn't call him a person of interest. Well, what would you call him, then?' A person we'd like to interview, based on the previous relationship with the victim."

Nunn was arrested at his parents' graves in Hart County, hours after Ross was gunned down at her Lexington townhouse. Nunn, who brandished a 38-caliber handgun at police before being taken into custody, is currently charged with six counts of wanton endangerment. Before being jailed, Nunn was briefly hospitalized for self-inflicted wrist wounds.

Lexington Police want to question former Kentucky representative Steve Nunn about the murder of Nunn's former fianc e, Amanda Ross. Twenty-nine year old Ross was gunned down Friday morning outside her Lexington townhouse. Lt. Doug Pape won't say if Nunn is considered a suspect in the case. "I'm not really prepared to make any comments in reference to a suspect in this case. There's no pre-determined conclusion. We're investigating it diligently. I really couldn't say where it's going because it will go where the investigation takes us. At this point, it is still ongoing and we don't make many comments in reference to an ongoing investigation."

Nunn was arrested at his parents' graves in Hart County, hours after Ross' murder. He's charged with six counts of wanton endangerment for allegedly brandishing a 38-caliber handgun at police. Before being jailed, Nunn was briefly hospitalized for self-inflicted wrist wounds.