Former Kentucky lawmaker's life had begun to unravel

Lexington Herald-LeaderSeptember 13, 2009 

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Friends of former state representative and one-time gubernatorial candidate Steve Nunn said his life started to unravel after a divorce and the death of his father — and the issuance of a domestic violence order against him earlier this year led to a further downward spiral.

Nunn, 56, remained in a Bowling Green Hospital Saturday, a day after he was taken into custody at the Hart County cemetery where his parents are buried. Nunn's former fiancée, Amanda Ross, 29, had been found shot to death hours earlier in front of her Lexington home.

Barren County Sheriff Chris Eaton, who has known Nunn for about 20 years, said Nunn has had personal problems since his divorce from his second wife, Tracey Damron, and the death of his father, former Gov. Louie B. Nunn.

"You could tell Steve wasn't Steve a lot of times," Eaton said.

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