Beshear wants stronger domestic violence laws

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Associated Press

Posted on January 7, 2010 at 10:07 AM

Updated Thursday, Jan 7 at 10:07 AM

FRANFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Steve Beshear is calling on lawmakers to pass stronger laws against domestic violence.

The Democratic governor raised the challenge in his annual State of the Commonwealth speech on Wednesday. The speech was delivered to a joint session of the House and Senate.

The shooting death of a Lexington woman who worked for the Kentucky Department of Insurance was the catalyst for his push. Amanda Ross was killed outside her home last year. Former state lawmaker Steve Nunn, Ross' ex-boyfriend, was arrested on a murder charge.

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