Regional Headlines
9:02 am
Fri September 25, 2009

Nunn Waives Hearing

Lexington, KY – A prosecutor says a former state lawmaker charged with murder will waive a preliminary court hearing in Lexington today. Steve Nunn pleaded not guilty last week to murder and violation of a protective order in the Sept. 11 shooting death of former fiance Amanda Ross. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports an assistant with the Fayette County Attorney, says Nunn's attorney has indicated Nunn will pass on the preliminary hearing, meaning it will go straight to a grand jury. The hearing requires that prosecutors establish probable cause for the charges against a defendant. The defendant can waive the right to that hearing.