Courts & Crime

Trial date set for Kentucky's Nunn in ex-fiancee's death

Fayette Circuit Judge Pamela Goodwine has set a trial date for Steve Nunn, who is accused of murder in the death of former fiancee Amanda Ross.

The trial, expected to last 16 days, is set for Aug. 1 to 25, according to documents filed Monday in circuit court. The trial will be held Monday through Thursday.

In addition to setting a trial date, Goodwine also issued several deadlines for attorneys. For example, defense attorneys must file a notice by Dec. 31 of any mental illness, according to court documents.

Prosecutors must provide by Feb. 28 copies of any report or written opinions of any expert witnesses they will call at trial. The defense must provide by March 31 copies of any reports or written opinions or conclusions of any expert witnesses who might be called to testify at trial, according to court documents. Several hearing dates are scheduled before the trial.

Nunn is accused of shooting Ross, 29, outside her downtown Lexington home on Sept. 11, 2009. A domestic violence order, which Ross had sought, and a no-contact order were in effect to protect Ross from Nunn — an aggravating circumstance, according to prosecutors.

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