Attorneys for a man awaiting a re-trial in a 1994 sniper-style shooting of a University of Kentucky football player want the case moved out of Fayette County because of pretrial publicity.
Shane Ragland's attorney, David Broderick says previous news reports about the case make a fair trial difficult, at best.
Fayette Circuit Judge Thomas Clark scheduled a hearing on the request for November 30th.
Ragland is awaiting a second trial on charges that he shot and killed Trent DiGiuro while DiGiuro was celebrating his 21st birthday in 1994.
The state Supreme Court ordered a new trial in March based on inadmissible evidence concerning a bullet.
A Fayette Circuit Court jury convicted the 33-year-old Ragland in March 2002.
Ragland has been free on one (M) million dollars bond since July.
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