LEXINGTON, Ky. — Two days before former Kentucky state Rep. Steve Nunn allegedly shot her to death, Amanda Ross told a state official that Nunn was going to kill her.
Ross made that comment to her boss, Department of Insurance Commissioner Sharon Clark, after Ross had an apparent chance encounter with Nunn, her ex-fiance, on Sept. 9 at a Frankfort Rite Aid.
The estranged couple didn't speak when they saw each other in the Rite Aid parking lot, but it startled Ross enough to cause her to leave work uncharacteristically early, Clark said. Later that night, Clark called to check on Ross.
"She said, 'Sharon, he's going to kill me,' " Clark said in an interview that added new details to Ross's final days. Clark said she offered to take Ross to her home or to Ross's mother's, but Ross declined.
"She said, 'Sharon, he will find me wherever,' " Clark said, adding that Ross didn't elaborate. "She kind of said it matter-of-factly."
Ross, 29, was killed Sept. 11 in front of her Opera House Square town house. Police have charged Nunn, 56, with murder and violating a domestic violence order of protection that Ross filed against Nunn in March. Nunn pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Friday afternoon.
If convicted of both crimes, Nunn could face the death penalty.
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