Apr 26, 2013 4:24 PM
He's serving life in prison for killing a his ex-fiancee in Lexington, but a former lawmaker is making good use of his time behind bars by looking for ways to overturn his sentence.
Steve Nunn recently cleared one hurdle, but prosecutors say not so fast. It's not even been two years since Steve Nunn told a judge in no uncertain terms he killed his former fiance, Amanda Ross.
Still, Nunn is fighting his sentence. He recently asked judge Pamela Goodwine to turn over six sealed boxes of evidence that had previously been given to the attorney who represented him up until his guilty plea.
Nunn now claims there's documentation in those boxes and statements of a credible witness that would support a motion to vacate his sentence.
Judge Goodwine said she believed there was no legal reason to keep the files from Nunn, but that's not sitting well with Commonwealth's Attorney Ray Larson. Larson fired back with his own motion to keep some of the items in those boxes out of Nunn's hands - things like photos of Ross, photos of other women, a letter Nunn wrote to Ross's mother, Diana and Ross's autopsy photos.
Diana Ross didn't want to talk about Nunn's latest request, but she has been rather outspoken in the past and was pleased the day Nunn was sent away for life.
Larson calls it both offensive and shocking that Nunn would be entitled to photos of Ross, the woman he admitted murdering.
Prosecutors now want a hearing so that Nunn has to show why he should have rights to the evidence.