Shane Ragland Set Free

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Shane Ragland had has electronic monitoring anklet removed just after 10 o'clock Thursday morning at the Fayette County Court House.

Ragland was freed as part of a plea agreement, in which he plead guilty to 2nd degree manslaughter in the sniper-style shooting of UK football player Trent DiGiuro. The crime occurred back in 1994.

Ragland was convicted of murdering DiGiuro 2002 and sentenced to 30 years in prison. The Kentucky State Supreme Court overturned his murder conviction in March of 2003 because of problems with evidence.

Another trial was set to begin in October in Louisville, but on Monday, Ragland took a plea from the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office.
In that agreement, Ragland served three more days under house arrest and today he became a free man. He was given credit for time already served.

With Ragland's release, his father was able to pick up the one million dollar bond he paid in order to get him out of jail last year.


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  • by Joe M Location: Somerset on Sep 4, 2007 at 10:04 AM
    He might not be a celebrity in Hollywood, but just another case where money....can set you free!!
  • by Benny Lyons Location: Lexington on Sep 3, 2007 at 07:19 AM
    I hope this guy leaves the State Or even better leave the Country and get rid of him maybe forever.We don't any more MURDERS on our streets.
  • by Kim Location: Hope on Sep 2, 2007 at 06:01 PM
    Is that all you get for killing someone, no wonder there are so many killing's going on in the world. What happen's if a family member of the guy who was killed, kill's him. Let me guess he'll get the death penalty right. I say an eye for an eye. Not enough time in jail. He'll do it again.
  • by wmddgc Location: Kentucky on Aug 31, 2007 at 10:38 PM
    Judge I hope the Raglands paid you enough.Money can't buy you Peace and Love.
  • by Diane Location: Mt. Sterling on Aug 31, 2007 at 04:16 PM
    How can we possibly claim to have a justice system in Kentucky?? Don't worry folks there is a higher justice that money can't buy. If he doesn't pay in this life he will in eternity.
  • by What justic Location: Lex on Aug 31, 2007 at 04:08 PM
    You can get more time for that, for robbing a store. He tried to take a life. What is wrong in this picture. I'm sorry. What is wrong with the system. Slap on the hand and he'll do it again.
  • by Fred Location: Lexington on Aug 31, 2007 at 12:00 PM
    to "Disgusted with Justice" - Hard to be disgusted when there wasn't any justice here isn't it? :)
  • by Wildcat '93 Location: Central KY on Aug 31, 2007 at 10:41 AM
    Trent was a fiend and a teammate of mine. Shane shot and killed him in cold blood (MURDER). Wreckless drivers who ACCIDENTALLY kill someone are charged with Manslaughter. I just can't say what I feel. It's not my place to judge someone, but it is the courts responsibility and they have failed miserably here.
  • by Delphia Location: Pikeville on Aug 31, 2007 at 06:00 AM
    Look out Frankfor a killer is on the loose. Don't make him mad he may come after you. Justice for the murderer not the victim.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 31, 2007 at 04:38 AM
    If fish & wildlife had been in on this case he would still be in prison,they could of gotten him for poaching a wildcat out of season,they would have taken everything he owns then...shame shame shame shainey boy ........

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