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PVnRT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:31 AM
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Nunn Said He Was At The End Of His Rope, Wanted Revenge, Police Report Says
Source: Lexington Herald-Leader

Former state Rep. Steve Nunn told state police hours after his former fiance was shot to death that he "was at the end of his rope and wanted revenge" because of a domestic violence dispute with the woman, according to arrest records filed in Hart County.

The arrest warrant, which was filed in Hart County, provides several new details in Nunn's case, including: Nunn wrote a seven-page letter in which he used "derogatory terms" in reference to Amanda Ross; Nunn apologized for "not completing the job" when he slit his wrists in the cemetery where he was eventually arrested; Nunn told police Ross caused him to lose his job and his money; and he evaded the questions when investigators asked whether he killed Ross.

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But when troopers asked Nunn whether he killed Ross, "he either evaded answering the question or advised that he did not want to answer that question," Iddings wrote in the complaint.

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Last Thursday, Nunn went to Borders Monument Co. to add details to his gravestone. Abe Shelton, owner of the Glasgow business, would not say what Nunn wanted the gravestone to say. But Shelton said Nunn's request "freaked me out."

Read more: http://www.kentucky.com/latest_news/story/936370-p2.htm...



Looks like he killed her, and was suffering a severe breakdown when he did. The emphasis on the last paragraph is mine.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:43 AM
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1. I bet he wanted to add "I'm with Joe Wilson" on the headstone. n/t
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Caretha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:40 AM
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2. Why doesn't the newspaper article
say that the "Former State Rep" was a republican?
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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:52 AM
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3. because he's not
a democrat?
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PVnRT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:57 AM
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4. Is that really that important here?
He is a mentally unstable man who very likely killed this poor woman, then went to his parent's grave and tried to off himself after. Party affiliation is kind of a moot point here.
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RantinRavin Donating Member (423 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:14 AM
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6. It's not a moot point
to people that believe everything in life revolves around politics.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:17 AM
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7. I certainly see your point. On the other hand, why was it important for FOX to
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 08:18 AM by No Elephants
put a (D) after the name of every politician who did something that might even arguably turn poeple off?

I am not saying this paper should have done it in this instance. I am just making a more general point.

Meanwhile, I hope this man gets treatment fast.

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Caretha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:20 AM
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8. Perhaps it's a moot point
but I don't think so. I see a trend. I see lots of Republicans who either are in or out of office, or are of that "party's affiliation" that have many issues and are prone to violence. Those issues are aligned with much hate for others and has a distinct violent history. They hate minority races, they hate gays, they hate people that don't belong to their brand of "religion", and they hate women.

So yes, I do believe I see a trend and pointing out that again, a person politically aligned with the Republican party has most probably committed an atrocious crime, is an important point to make. The truth is not always very pretty.
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NoSheep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:10 AM
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13. If republican's were not such holier than thou hypocrites, it wouldn't matter at all.
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CherokeeDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:10 AM
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5. I Live in Lexington...
most of the articles previously published have mentioned that Nunn is a Republican, for some reason this particular one did not. I agree with the poster who ask why this matters. It shouldn't. Yet we have seen such hypocrisy regarding bad behavior of members of either party that I think we are all very sensitive to these little details.

Everyone in KY is well aware of who Steve Nunn is, his father being a former Governor of KY, so I doubt anyone here picked up on the fact he wasn't identified as a Republican.

My best friend has known Amanda and her mother, Diana and sister, Carrie for many years and I can tell you first hand, Amanda was an amazing young woman. She was everything that everyone is saying about her. This is a tragedy, not just for Amanda's family and friends but for this community and state. She was very special.
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Beacool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:24 AM
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9. Well said!!!
Who cares which party Nunn belonged to? What's important is that this mentally ill man took the life of a woman.

My condolences to your friend and Amanda's family. May she rest in peace.

:(
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katkat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:38 AM
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11. It does matter
Well, I think it does matter. Here we have the Republicans, claiming they are the Family Values party and Democrats are lowlifes bent on destroying the fabric of society.

I see in reading about this that Nunn was upset about a domestic violence charge against him. He blamed her for ruining his career with the DV charge. So then he offs her. Somehow that gives the DV charge a tiny bit of credence in my book. But I suppose he still thinks it's her fault.

There seems to be something about the Nutcase Party where they live in some different reality. I saw someone post on Politico this morning that Obama had "apologized" and "admitted the healthcare bills would cover illegal immigrants." I mean, what do you do with people like that? That's what comes of letting the mentally ill roam around.
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Beacool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:45 AM
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12. I don't live thinking that everything is about politics.
Nunn's ex wife said that she had never suffered abuse in their marriage. That they had remained in friendly terms and that their marriage had collapsed because Nunn started going into a "black hole" after the death of his father. What does a man's mental illness have to do with his political affiliation?

:shrug:
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noiretextatique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:06 PM
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14. grief is not a mental illness
nor is anger. i lost my father, then my younger sister four months later, and i didn't kill anybody. this guy was angry and he wanted revenge...and he got it. and now he will pay for killing someone.
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Caretha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:32 AM
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10. I'm sincerely sorry
for all those suffering because of this young innocent woman's death.
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noiretextatique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:07 PM
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15. i have zero sympathy for this cold-blooded murderer
i hope he gets the maximum sentence for taking that woman's life.
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