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Competency hearing set for Nunn

Former state Rep. Steve Nunn is  accused of killing his ex-fiancée.
Former state Rep. Steve Nunn is accused of killing his ex-fiancée.

A competency hearing for former state lawmaker Steve Nunn, accused of killing his former fiancee, has been scheduled for 1:30 p.m. April 5 in Fayette Circuit Court.

Attorneys for Nunn asked Circuit Judge Pamela Goodwine at a hearing on Friday if the competency hearing would be closed. The judge said such hearings usually were not closed to the public before announcing that the April 5 hearing would be open.

Nunn, who is charged in the Sept. 11 shooting death of Amanda Ross, 29, outside her Lexington home, has undergone a court-ordered mental evaluation at the Kentucky Correctional Psychiatric Center in La Grange.

A psychiatric report on Nunn, who underwent the evaluation to determine his ability to assist in his own defense, has been completed. A mental health expert from the psychiatric center is to testify, possibly via phone, at the April hearing.

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