Courts & Crime

In emails, Ross told friends Kentucky's Nunn needed help

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Shortly after taking out a protective order against her ex-fiance in February, Amanda Ross told family and friends that she didn't want former state Rep. Steve Nunn to lose his high-profile state job -- she just wanted him to get help.

Ross, 29, was shot outside of her Lexington home on Sept. 11. Nunn, who resigned from his job as the deputy secretary for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services in March because of the February 17 incident, has been charged with her murder. He has pleaded not guilty.

In emails to family and friends, including Nunn’s daughter, Ross said that she decided to go to police and seek protection from the court to protect herself after Nunn’s behavior became increasingly more violent and erratic.

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