Ex-Rep. Steve Nunn Arrested After Former Fiancé Amanda Ross Found Dead

(The Courier-Journal)
Photo: Steve Nunn dances with Amanda Ross Dec. 11, 2007 at the Kentucky Governor's Ball in Frankfort, Ky.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - State police have charged former GOP lawmaker Steve Nunn with violating a protective order after his former girlfriend was found shot to death in downtown Lexington.

Lt. David Jude said Nunn, who is being treated at The Medical Center of Bowling Green for undisclosed injuries, has not been charged with the slaying. State police are working with Lexington investigators to determine "if there's any connection" between Nunn and the slaying.

The Fayette County Coroner's Office says 29-year-old Amanda Ross was fatally shot in Lexington at 6:36 a.m. Friday. The cause of death was listed as a gunshot wound and the death was being investigated as a homicide.

The Courier-Journal described Ross as Nunn's ex-fiancée and said, "A judge in March ordered Nunn to have no contact with Ross for a year because of an alleged domestic-violence incident in February."

Nunn ran unsuccessfully for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in 2003. He lost a bid for re-election to the state House in 2006 after 15 years as a state representative.