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Mon September 21, 2009
Amanda Ross Case Could Inspire Tougher DVO Laws
By Tony McVeigh
Frankfort, KY – When Amanda Ross was murdered on September 11th in Lexington, a domestic violence order was in place against Steve Nunn, the man accused of killing her. House Speaker Greg Stumbo believes legislation he will introduce Thursday could have saved Ross' life. "It will set up a system of GPS electronic monitoring which can be used as protection for people like Amanda Ross, so that they will know that there's areas that they can be safe in."
Stumbo says he has permission from the family to call the legislation the Amanda Ross bill. He says monitoring devices are already used in DVO cases in around 14 other states. Stumbo says the person wearing the device would have to cover any costs associated with the monitoring.