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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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