Lexington, KY – Former Kentucky lawmaker Steven Nunn has pleaded not guilty in Fayette circuit court to murder and violating a protective order. The 57 year old Nunn is accused of fatally shooting Amanda Ross outside her Lexington apartment September eleventh. Nunn is in the Fayette county detention center and appeared in court via video. His attorney Warren Scoville entered the not guilty pleas. The murder charge coupled with the protective order violation makes Nunn eligible for capital punishment. Fayette Commonwealth's Attorney Ray Larson was tight-lipped when asked whether he will seek the death penalty.
"I think it's better to pay attention to the file, the court file, because we'll be filing appropriate notices at some point."
Members of Ross' family along with friends and domestic violence prevention advocates attended the arraignment. A January 15 status hearing was scheduled. Scoville left the court proceeding without making comment to reporters. Earlier this week, Nunn entered not guilty pleas to six wanton endangerment charges filed in connection with his arrest in Hart County.