Transcript for Revenge for Real: Cemetery Stand-Off
Steve known as the prime suspect in the shocking murder of Amanda Ross but he is nowhere to be found. Police -- calling friends and family eventually reach his ex wife Traci camera. Can. Only 100 good... See More
Steve known as the prime suspect in the shocking murder of Amanda Ross but he is nowhere to be found. Police -- calling friends and family eventually reach his ex wife Traci camera. Can. Only 100 good man me. -- I can tell you what she was shot and killed in front of her department this morning -- Brenda. We didn't say they're a long positions -- That lawyer thank -- and you could have gone any sort of dad mom or very. -- but that was his world he would go the cemetery a lot Steve heads to the cemetery and proceeds to slice his wrists and his father's grave. He's bleeding crouched behind a tombstone. Just as police arrive and how they find. -- -- -- -- Get them while verbal -- struck the web. He turned the weapon beside -- -- around. There's no question your mind he was looking into it'll -- -- lines. I'm that he lives errors census data Steve talked about -- and to me a lot he wanted to die. Police disagree. You don't think he was going to shoot himself now. What do you think he was doing. Trying to get attention. The absolutely. I don't think he had the balls to kill -- self defense. Steve -- would have never shot himself in the head he -- -- -- -- him in any case the bullet hits the ground. Steve -- apprehended and charged with the murder of Amanda Ross. -- -- -- In court he is barely recognizable. From the carefree Playboy of this past them. It's this scandal of the century in Kentucky. Police say none ambushed his former fiancee -- with lurid details high society characters. She was shot several times and a heart wrenching funeral procession. The grieving mother atop a horse drawn carriage. Bearing the casket of her slain daughter even if this is the revenge Steve -- -- tells police. We got. He used the word that. Yes he gets worked up talking about everything that he's been through regards the domestic violence case. And. And mentions revenge and she was a man and I just. Had I just want revenge. But none never makes a full confession. And while police have his gun. The bullets recovered from Amanda's body are too damaged for a forensic expert to make a match. He could sit down and -- well this is similar this is similar this is similar. But he was -- and one characteristic and he was unable. To say that it was the weapon it becomes a circumstantial case though the circumstances. Are damning. Beginning with gunshot residue inside Steve's get -- car. We can't contract residue office during on the gear shift of the people there's that tape over the license plate this Psycho bitch file. That weird custom gravestone. And a mountain of other evidence enough for district attorney ray Larson to -- more than confident. He's guilty of martyr. Simple and then we prove there's a domestic violence or. -- in. Incomes. Option of the death. The death penalty. It's an option because of that 1998 law co sponsored by then representative. Steve not this going to touch. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Ironically -- greatest achievement as a legislator. Now puts him in the greatest. Jeopardy. It was cold night but couldn -- crime the only chance we had. -- played extremely emotional disturbance. But the only emotional disturbance in this case was Steve Nunn's bloodthirsty craving for revenge he was just. Extremely angry and they grew in him -- grew in him. -- bill goes so far is to blame the victim for unwittingly causing her own murder. By accusing none of domestic violence I think komando wanted to get a protection order. More ideas a getting even worse Dave than it was to protect her sale. Before she got older. I don't believe that Steve would ever have -- -- -- Larson says that theory this is as offensive as it is absurd. He knew -- he was doing and he had to be held accountable. He lost. News career. Because -- what -- did. And blamed it on some mind -- -- -- except one. Faced with the prospect of a prolonged and ugly trial Diana consents to an offer of a plea deal Steve -- agrees to plead guilty. In exchange for life in prison without parole. More. He will have to wake up every morning and think about what he DN. Two. Amanda. And her family. And do what he did -- giant -- For Diana Ross that is punishment enough the cycle of revenge is broken I didn't want. Revenge. Against him I thought that would not do -- thing that. Hurt us -- work but it wasn't enough. In terms of how to make the situation right now we felt like we needed to make changes for other people. So it would benefit future victims of domestic -- out. Diana is a soft spoken gentle woman. Not like the exuberant political force of nature that was her daughter. But -- she is at the -- -- having pushed the state to create a new law that allows judges to order electronic monitoring. For domestic abusers. What difference would that have made it your daughter's situation she didn't ever walked Jeff the -- that morning. I love you. Steve -- Who grew up in the governor's mansion will spend the rest of his life in another state owned residence the road river correctional complex outside Louisville. From his cell he still writes letters to ex wife Traci. I'm sure sorry -- for all the grief have cost you and I just can't believe all that's happened. Still I just wish you peace and love and happiness. And love Steve. Today his family's estate is an empty ruined occupied only by memories of greatness long -- And perhaps the troubled ghost of the dearly departed governor. The first thing that they. Anyone who knew the family thought was thank god. His father. Is stated. Louis would be so a -- so horrifying. In Kentucky mid march is a time of promise -- newborn offspring of derby winners test their legs under watchful eyes. Just as once all eyes fell upon a young man in the -- time of his life when this guy was the limit with the son of a legend. -- --
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