Steve Nunn

Nunn's daughter asked to be dismissed from suit

The daughter of former state Rep. Steve Nunn is asking to be dismissed from a civil wrongful death lawsuit that alleges that her father "fraudulently" conveyed property to her.

Steve Nunn, 57, is accused of killing his former fiancee, Amanda Ross. Ross, 29, was shot to death Sept. 11 outside her townhome in downtown Lexington. Nunn pleaded not guilty Nov. 19 to charges of murder and violating an emergency protective order.

Ross's mother, Diana Ross, filed a wrongful-death lawsuit in Fayette Circuit Court against Nunn in late September.

Nunn transferred the deed to his home at 136 Fairway Place in Glasgow to The Scoville Firm PLLC on Oct. 16 to cover his legal fees. Nunn's attorney Warren Scoville is asking the court to release money from the sale of Nunn's home to pay legal fees.

But proceeds from the sale of the house and any personal property are in escrow "until further orders from the court," according to an agreed order for injunctive relief that was filed in November.

Diana Ross named Scoville and Mary Nunn as defendants in the civil lawsuit because they were the alleged recipients of the conveyed funds Ross describes as fraudulent.

Last week, the law firm was dismissed from the lawsuit under an agreed order.

In a memorandum of law filed Monday asking to be dismissed from the lawsuit, Mary Nunn argues that under Kentucky law, actions must be brought in the county in which she currently resides or where "the injury is done."Mary Nunn said that no action on her part is alleged to have occurred in Fayette County. She swore in an affidavit that she intends to remain a resident of Bowling Green in Warren County.

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