LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Former state lawmaker Steve Nunn has lost his bid to withdraw his guilty plea in the 2009 shooting death of his ex-fiancee.
The Lexington Herald-Leader (http://bit.ly/1yJaKFg ) reports Fayette County Circuit Judge Pamela Goodwine rejected Nunn’s motion to withdraw the plea. An order filed in the circuit clerk’s office Monday shows she also denied his motion to vacate the sentence.
The 62-year-old former state representative and son of former Gov. Louie B. Nunn pleaded guilty in 2011.
Nunn contended his attorney at the time, Warren Scoville of London, Kentucky, gave him bad advice about pleading guilty.
Nunn, who spent about 15 years in the state legislature, was sentenced to life without parole after pleading guilty to first-degree murder with an aggravating circumstance.