Man who killed UK football player accused of domestic violence

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by WHAS11.com

WHAS11.com

Posted on December 31, 2013 at 1:15 AM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 31 at 1:21 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – The man who admitting to killing a University of Kentucky football player in a sniper-styled shooting now faces allegations of domestic violence. 

“Trouble, continuous trouble”, says Mike DiGiuro when asked what he thinks when he hears Shane Ragland’s name.

It's been nearly two decades since Ragland shot Mike DiGuiro’s son 21-year-old Trent DiGiuro while the two were students at UK.   However the now 40 Ragland is accused of attacking his live-in girlfriend.

Two weeks ago Christie Allen applied for an emergency protection order, saying she feared for her life after Ragland allegedly put her in a headlock, bit her, and hit her so hard it  made her see stars.  Mike DiGiuro says he's not surprised.

“He's had run-ins with the law going back many, many, many year, and it never amounted to anything.  He never had to serve any extensive time in jail”, says Mike DiGiuro

Thanks to a plea deal, Ragland spent less than he spent less than four years behind bars for killing the Oldham County native.  In the seven years he's been free, Ragland's had consistent run-ins with the law including several DUI convictions ending in little to no jail time.

A change in his circumstances doesn't appear to have altered the now 40 year-old's behavior.  An accident a year ago left Ragland seriously injured.

In the request for Emergency protection Allen writes: “Ragland is constantly trying to run me over with a 3,000 pound electric wheelchair. He threatens to kill me and says he will eventually kill me.” Mike DiGiuro also believes it's just a matter of time before Ragland hurts someone else but says his family doesn't let that frustration rule their lives.

“It angers us, it saddens is, it makes us upset, but if it bothers too much he wins”, says Mike DiGiuro.

Ragland and Allen are scheduled to appear in court Monday in regards to the request for emergency protection.

 

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