Amy Nunn Arrest Update

By: Sarah Goebel Email
By: Sarah Goebel Email

The wife of a Glasgow murder victim pleads not guilty to murder charges. Amy Nunn was arrested Friday and is also accused of tampering with the evidence of her husband’s murder scene.

Friday, March 2, 2007, the Warren County Sheriff’s Department pulled Nunn over on the Natcher Parkway in an attempt to locate a reckless driver.

The sheriff’s department said that’s when they found out she was wanted for murder in Glasgow.

Nunn is now lodged in the Barren County Regional Jail on a $250,000 bond. Glasgow police say Joseph Nunn was killed on January 2, 2007, at his home on Green Acres Drive. He was killed by three gunshots to the head. Police were responding to a burglary call when they found Nunn dead in his bedroom. Nunn’s wife and children were there at the time of the shooting. Police say Amy Nunn was not considered a suspect, until now.

“They feel that physical evidence obtained at the scene is inconsistent with allegations on statements made by Mrs. Nunn as to what occurred in her home that evening,” ... evidence like Nunn’s reaction to police the night of her husband’s murder.

A search warrant shows Amy Nunn told police a little after one a.m. the night of the shooting that her husband already left for work. Then an alarm clock went off and officers found Joseph Nunn dead in his bed.

Part of the reason a search warrant was conducted was to see the status of the relationship between Joseph and his wife.

Glasgow police found time sheets and life insurance information on Joseph Nunn’s work desk. A grand jury met last week and decided there was enough evidence against Nunn and a warrant for her arrest was made February 28, 2007.

Though Glasgow police wouldn’t comment further on the arrest of Amy Nunn WBKO learned that she is being charged with murder and tampering with evidence.

Commonwealth’s Attorney Karen Davis said Amy Nunn was presented with those charges in an arraignment.

Nunn will return to court March 9, 2007 in an attempt to have her bond lowered. Davis said at that point s trial date may be set.

If convicted, Amy Nunn faces 20 years-to-life in prison for murder and one-to-five years for tampering with evidence.

Davis said there are certain criteria for a murder to meet a death penalty sentence.

“It would be very slim that this would ever be a death penalty case,” Davis said.

One of those requirements is more than one person would need to be murdered to constitute the death penalty.

Nunn’s lawyer said her children are staying with her parents and Joseph Nunn’s family is continuing to be supportive of his wife.


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