Ragland change of venue granted

A retrial of the man accused of killing a University of Kentucky football player is being moved to Louisville, Ky.

Thirty-four-year-old Shane Ragland is awaiting a retrial on charges that he shot and killed Trent Digiuro while the athlete was celebrating his 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 jury convicted Ragland in March 2002.

Ragland’s lawyers, who include David Broderick of Bowling Green, asked for the trial to be moved. The trial is scheduled to begin October 15, 2007.

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