Advocate for domestic violence victims dies

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Diana Ross, a Lexington mother who became an advocate for domestic violence victims, has died.

According to her obituary, Ross died Sunday at the age of 69 after a brief illness.

After her daughter, Amanda Ross, was shot and killed in 2009 by her ex-boyfriend, former state representative Steve Nunn, Diana Ross became an advocate for domestic violence victims.

She pushed to get Amanda’s Law passed.

State lawmakers approved Amanda’s Law in 2010, allowing judges to use GPS technology to alert victims when their past attackers get too close.

Ross also helped open Amanda’s Center in 2012.

A graveside service for Ross will be held Saturday, December 1, 11:30 a.m. at the Lexington Cemetery.

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