Kentucky Victim's Rights Advocate Dies

Nov 26, 2018


The woman who pushed for protections for domestic violence victims after her daughter was killed by a Kentucky lawmaker has died.

Lexington mom Diana Ross was thrust into the national spotlight for something she never wanted to be known for. In 2009, her daughter Amanda Ross was shot and killed by her ex-fiancé and former state Representative Steve Nunn. Ross had a protective order against Nunn for domestic violence. Ross pushed for the passage of Amanda’s Law which allows judges to use GPS tracking technology with some domestic violence offenders so that victims can be notified if an attacker is close by. Diana Ross was diagnosed with Leukemia in September, she passed away on Saturday. The family has asked that memorial gifts be given to GreenHouse 17. They provide shelter and services to domestic violence survivors in 17 counties across the state.