Ragland Will Be Tried In Jefferson County

A re-trial of the man accused of killing UK football player Trent DiGiuro has been granted and Judge Thomas Clark has decided to hold it in Louisville.

34-year-old Shane Ragland is awaiting a retrial on charges that he shot and killed DiGiuro while the athlete was celebrating his 21st birthday in 1994.

The state Supreme Court ordered a new trial in March 2006 based on inadmissible evidence concerning a bullet during the first trial. A Fayette Circuit Court jury convicted Ragland in March 2002.

Ragland's lawyers had asked Fayette Circuit Judge Thomas Clark to move Ragland's trial to Louisville and he has agreed. The trial is scheduled to begin October 15th.

Aimee Lloyd was a key witness in the case that convicted Ragland. She's his ex-girlfriend who says he confessed to her about killing Digioro.

Lloyd's attorney Tom Bullock wouldn't bend when asked if his client would again testify.

Ragland has been free on one million dollars bond since July.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Anonymous Location: Lexington on May 11, 2007 at 09:43 AM
    What a coward Shane Ragland is. First, to murder Trent and then to have such weak charactor he can't even be a man and accept the blame for it. The Ragland family needs to let their wimp brat of a spawn suck it up and serve his time. I guess the other boys in prison don't want to play nice and be his friend. TOO bad!
  • by Bubby T. Anderson Location: Lexington on May 9, 2007 at 08:16 PM
    If in fact Shane Ragland is the trigger man, he should get the death penalty. Afterall a young boy was sitting on the porch when a bullet pierced his head. That's cold blood if you ask me. I say fry Ragland!!!!!
  • by mel Location: lex on May 9, 2007 at 08:26 AM
    Again, I admire Aimee Lloyd's courage in testifying. With the extent these parents have gone to to protect their brat son who has - literally - gotten away with murder (probably all his life), I would be afraid of how I might be silenced. Yes, money buys justice everywhere and although I know it's just a job to defense attorneys, I have no idea how they can shut their eyes at night and not see the families of this young boy and Nicole Simpson.
  • by Jeff Location: Frankfort on May 9, 2007 at 08:05 AM
    He should be locked up waiting his retrail. If convicted once I feel he will be convicted again and again. How many retails does he want?
  • by Joe Location: Lexington on May 8, 2007 at 05:46 PM
    If the bullet is inadmissible on a shooting incident, then it seems like you wouldn't have much of a case to prosecute. But maybe that is the whole point. Big money buys "justice" in America (OJ Simpson style).
  • by Gary Location: Danville on May 8, 2007 at 02:10 PM
    He should be locked away somewhere instead of out on bond


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