Nunn Case Declared A Mistrial

By: Ryan Dearbone Email
By: Ryan Dearbone Email

The judge declares a mistrial in the case of a Glasgow woman accused of killing her husband back in January 2007.

It was a pretty emotional scene in the courtroom on June 28, as Amy Nunn was told she'll have to wait several more months to learn her fate on.

Now, the prosecution and defense will go back to the drawing board to prove whether or not Nunn had anything to do with her husband's death.

During Thursday's closing arguments, Nunn sat quietly as her lawyer Steve Romines attacked the methods the Glasgow Police Department and Barren County Sheriff's Department used during the investigation.

He told jurors that from the time officers responded to Nunn's house on January 2, they focused solely on Nunn.

Romines also brought up the fact that there was no scientific proof linking Amy Nunn to her husband, Joe's murder.

Barren County Commonwealth Attorney Karen Davis spent most of her closing argument defending the actions of the law enforcement agencies.

"In my closing argument I tried to point out to the members of the jury what the law enforcement did accomplish. They wanted to say there was lack of proof, but sometimes the lack of proof is the proof," Davis said.

After deliberating two hours, the jury was at a deadlock.

At that point Judge Phil Patton sent them back into deliberations.

An hour-and-a-half later, the a majority of the jury still wasn't swayed by either side and the case was declared a mistrial.

Romines said he's very disappointed and confused by the case's outcome.

"I respect the jury's decision. They had their honest beliefs that, at least a lot of them felt like there was reasonable doubt in the case," Romines said.

Davis said she's would have liked to see a "guilty" verdict but is pleased with a hung jury.

In total, the jury deliberated for three-and-a-half-hours.

After the mistrial was announced, Nunn declined to comment, but she was in tears following the decision.

The Commonwealth Attorney wants to re-try the case August 29, in Barren County.


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