Thu September 24, 2009
Nunn Waives Preliminary Hearing
By Tony McVeigh
Lexington, KY – Former Kentucky lawmaker Steve Nunn won't be having preliminary hearing in Fayette District Court tomorrow morning. This sends his murder case directly to the grand jury. Fifty-six-year-old Steve Nunn pleaded "not guilty" last week to the murder of his former fiancee, Amanda Ross, who was gunned down outside her Lexington townhouse September 11th. A preliminary hearing was set for Friday morning.
But the Lexington-Herald Leader says Nunn's attorney, Astrida Lemkins and the county attorney's office have reached an agreement to waive Nunn's right to a preliminary hearing and present the case directly to the Fayette County grand jury.
Nunn still must appear in Fayette County District Court to formally waive the arraignment. That will be accomplished through a video link with the Fayette County jail, where Nunn is housed. He has been denied bond.