Former Ky. Lawmaker Nabbed After Ex Found Dead

Steve Nunn attempted suicide, police say
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 11, 2009 3:37 PM CDT
In this photo taken Dec. 11, 2007, Steve Nunn and Amanda Ross are seen dancing at the Kentucky Governor's Ball in Frankfort, Ky.    (AP Photo/The Courier-Journal, David R. Lutman)

(Newser) – A former Kentucky legislator cut his wrists today only hours after a gunshot wound killed his ex-fiancée, police tell the Lexington Herald-Leader. Steve Nunn, who had a history of domestic violence with ex Amanda Ross, was arrested in a church cemetery, where he had put mementos on family graves before trying to kill himself. He was charged with violating a protective order by carrying a handgun.

Nunn, who is recovering in a hospital, is "a guy we want to talk to" about Ross' shooting, a police source said. Nunn and Ross started dating in 2007, broke up a year later, and kept seeing each other; a fight at her apartment landed them both in court in February. Nunn served as a Republican state representative and ran unsuccessfully for the GOP gubernatorial nomination in 2003.