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Ross Domestic Violence Center Opens in Lexington

Oct 16, 2012

A domestic violence center honoring Amanda Ross, who was killed by former Kentucky lawmaker Steve Nunn, has officially opened its doors in Lexington. Amanda’s mother, Diana, spoke about her daughter’s passing at a press conference Monday and how her family hoped to turn grief into action.

"I know Amanda would be honored to become the name and the face for every victim of domestic violence," she said. "The thought that Amanda's life has made a difference lifted us up and gave us reason to carry on."

Lexington Police have released documents chronicling a murder investigation that ended in a guilty plea from the son of former Governor Louie B. Nunn.  The 191 pages includes a 1997 letter from the former governor to his son Steve Nunn saying quote "within my mind and memory, you do not exist.”  Nunn pleaded guilty in June to the September 2009, shooting death of 29-year-old Amanda Ross. He had been engaged to Ross. Nunn is serving life in prison without parole. The documents include interviews with family and friends describing the couple's volatile relationship.