Shane Ragland the murderer
Shane Supporter

United States

#67 Jan 14, 2012
Church wrote:
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At the end of your quote, you tell Shane to keep his chin up and you state, "Your church family loves and supports you 110%" I believe churches should do that no matter what someone has done. My question is how have you and your church reached out to Trent Digurio's family? What words of comfort are you giving them? How do explain to them that the man who shot their son sniper-style is a great guy? Do you go comfort them when they have sleepless, empty nights missing their son who was killed in cold blood by an admitted killer?
My next question to you is, what rock did you crawl out from under? You are seriously going to try to feed the public that Shane's family is not wealthy? Have you not seen his father's home sitting off old Lawrenceburg road? It is huge! Shane's mother is also extremely wealthy. If Shane's Grandma lives in a modest neighborhood, that is sad that Shane's father or mother (depending on which one is her child) has not taken care of her to allow her to live in their lavish lifestyle as well. That speaks volumes that about the family. If she "chooses" to live modestly, then your point about her is moot.
If you are truly a good family and a good church, then you need to reach out to the people who are doing the real hurting - the people who lost their son. This crime was premeditated, so Shane is no victim here. Trent and his family are the victims. Aimee Lloyd is also a victim and I commend her for what she has done. She gave up her freedom to help Trent's family. Now, go on supporting your little Shane 110% and forget all the victims here Shane Supporter. Not sure how you can look in the mirror.
My congregation did, in fact, reach out to Trent's family both during and after the trial- we prayed for them and with them because God's healing power does not differentiate between victim and culprit. While I may think that society needs to leave Shane and his family in peace that does not mean I condone his actions. My point was simply that if the Prosecutor had done his job correctly there would have been no appeal, and no deal made once the conviction was overturned. Shane's parents are comfortable-Yes; but they are not super-rich. Having a large house doesn't always mean you have money...sometimes it simply means you are in debt. There is also the matter of what else was going on in Shane's life in 1994. His younger brother committed suicide that year, which was devastating for the entire family- Shane in particular. I believe that pain cause Shane to have a lot of mental and emotional issues that were never addressed. That does NOT excuse his actions! People need to accept that Shane did his time and that he has as much right to walk around free as you and I do. While you may not agree with the plea deal Shane took the fact is in the eyes of the law he has done his time. Shane's life will never be the same, neither will the life of Aimee Lloyd, Trent DiGiuro, or the family and friends of any of these parties. My heart and prayers go out to ALL of them. I hope they find peace in their lives, hearts and minds.
sick mofo

Frankfort, KY

#68 Jan 14, 2012
Shane Supporter wrote:
<quoted text> My congregation did, in fact, reach out to Trent's family both during and after the trial- we prayed for them and with them because God's healing power does not differentiate between victim and culprit. While I may think that society needs to leave Shane and his family in peace that does not mean I condone his actions. My point was simply that if the Prosecutor had done his job correctly there would have been no appeal, and no deal made once the conviction was overturned. Shane's parents are comfortable-Yes; but they are not super-rich. Having a
large house doesn't always mean you have money...sometimes it simply means you are in debt. There is also the matter of what else was going on in Shane's life in 1994. His younger brother committed suicide that year, which was devastating for the entire family- Shane in particular. I believe that pain cause Shane to have a lot of mental and emotional issues that were never addressed. That does NOT excuse his actions! People need to accept that Shane did his time and that he has as much right to walk around free as you and I do. While you may not agree with the plea deal Shane took the fact is in the eyes of the law he has done his time. Shane's life will never be the same, neither will the life of Aimee Lloyd, Trent DiGiuro, or the family and friends of any of these parties. My heart and prayers go out to ALL of them. I hope they find peace in their lives, hearts and minds.
You are a sick mfer
Really

Louisville, KY

#69 Jan 14, 2012
Shane Supporter wrote:
<quoted text> My congregation did, in fact, reach out to Trent's family both during and after the trial- we prayed for them and with them because God's healing power does not differentiate between victim and culprit. While I may think that society needs to leave Shane and his family in peace that does not mean I condone his actions. My point was simply that if the Prosecutor had done his job correctly there would have been no appeal, and no deal made once the conviction was overturned. Shane's parents are comfortable-Yes; but they are not super-rich. Having a large house doesn't always mean you have money...sometimes it simply means you are in debt. There is also the matter of what else was going on in Shane's life in 1994. His younger brother committed suicide that year, which was devastating for the entire family- Shane in particular. I believe that pain cause Shane to have a lot of mental and emotional issues that were never addressed. That does NOT excuse his actions! People need to accept that Shane did his time and that he has as much right to walk around free as you and I do. While you may not agree with the plea deal Shane took the fact is in the eyes of the law he has done his time. Shane's life will never be the same, neither will the life of Aimee Lloyd, Trent DiGiuro, or the family and friends of any of these parties. My heart and prayers go out to ALL of them. I hope they find peace in their lives, hearts and minds.
Rationalize all you want...he might be a free man/person, but I will never ask him to dinner at my table! People need to accept NOTHING!
armed citizen

Frankfort, KY

#70 Jan 14, 2012
Ricky wrote:
Not saying that murdering someone is OK, but Trent D shouldn't have been sticking his nose in other people's business. He is partly to blame for his demise.
I can't believe you are blaming Trent. Shane did this because he didn't get into a fraternity. No man deserves to be shot and killed over something so stupid. No matter what, he is and always be a killer and will have to answer to God for that. But to blame the victim I'd totally uncalled for. You should be ashamed.
Tru

Seattle, WA

#71 Jan 14, 2012
armed citizen wrote:
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I can't believe you are blaming Trent. Shane did this because he didn't get into a fraternity. No man deserves to be shot and killed over something so stupid. No matter what, he is and always be a killer and will have to answer to God for that. But to blame the victim I'd totally uncalled for. You should be ashamed.
did the church man realky say we prayed for trents family during n after trail prayers dont help dead ppl n maybe pray shanes family gets through ok but he should be in jail to rot or done like he did trent
JUST SAYING Bull

Louisville, KY

#72 Jan 14, 2012
Just Saying, you are so very very wrong!! Obviously you do not know Shane's family, especially the Moore family. Chester Moore was the kindest, most giving person and the hardest working man on this earth. He was far from wealthy and would do anything for anyone. You do not have a clue about him or his 13 children and their loss and hardship so please just stop with your lies and implications.
armed citizen

Frankfort, KY

#73 Jan 14, 2012
Tru wrote:
<quoted text>did the church man realky say we prayed for trents family during n after trail prayers dont help dead ppl n maybe pray shanes family gets through ok but he should be in jail to rot or done like he did trent
Couldn't agree more.
armed citizen

Frankfort, KY

#74 Jan 14, 2012
JUST SAYING Bull wrote:
Just Saying, you are so very very wrong!! Obviously you do not know Shane's family, especially the Moore family. Chester Moore was the kindest, most giving person and the hardest working man on this earth. He was far from wealthy and would do anything for anyone. You do not have a clue about him or his 13 children and their loss and hardship so please just stop with your lies and implications.
Im not lying. He killed a man in cold blood. I don't care one bit about money. He should be in jail.
agree

United States

#75 Jan 14, 2012
armed citizen wrote:
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I can't believe you are blaming Trent. Shane did this because he didn't get into a fraternity. No man deserves to be shot and killed over something so stupid. No matter what, he is and always be a killer and will have to answer to God for that. But to blame the victim I'd totally uncalled for. You should be ashamed.
I totally agree with you.. What an idiot this person is! The young man shouldn't have stuck his nose in something?? That is a reason to shoot and KILL a person? Shane is not just a cold blooded killer, he is a spoiled, rotten brat! He didn't get into a fraternity so he shot and killed the person that told the truth? And, someone is justifying this? SICK. That's the only word that can be used for this person that posted that! It's just unreal what some idiots think is logic! Maybe something like this will happen to someone in his or her family and they will see how stupid that sounds! What if that was your son that was killed??? You would think he was to blame for telling on someone? Wow..
Shane Supporter

United States

#76 Jan 14, 2012
sick mofo wrote:
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You are a sick mfer
It's sick to pray that all the people who were DIRECTLY effect by this find peace?! I think it's sick that we live in a a society of individuals who believe in the law only when they get the outcome they want. Shane did his time, and he will forever be dealing with the repercussions of his actions. Wishing him ill makes you no better than you believe him to be.
Shane Supporter

United States

#77 Jan 14, 2012
Really wrote:
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Rationalize all you want...he might be a free man/person, but I will never ask him to dinner at my table! People need to accept NOTHING!
Just like I said to the previous Poster- Wishing Shane and/or his family ill doesn't make you any better than the person you're on here bashing. Anyone who hopes for the downfall of another human being is flawed and disturbed.(Shane is included in that comment, BTW.) As far as "rationalizing". I don't need to rationalize FACTS. They simply are what they are. Shane did his time and is free. It's the way the justice system works sometimes; like it or not.
Oh I see Now

Louisville, KY

#78 Jan 14, 2012
Shane Supporter wrote:
<quoted text> Just like I said to the previous Poster- Wishing Shane and/or his family ill doesn't make you any better than the person you're on here bashing. Anyone who hopes for the downfall of another human being is flawed and disturbed.(Shane is included in that comment, BTW.) As far as "rationalizing". I don't need to rationalize FACTS. They simply are what they are. Shane did his time and is free. It's the way the justice system works sometimes; like it or not.
So, based on your logic, if you are a parent of small children, you have absolutely no problem accepting a convicted child molester who has served his time, in your home or neighborhood, right? It's the way the justice system works - like it or not.
LJD

United States

#79 Jan 14, 2012
While I DO NOT support Shane's actions he IS a friend of mine and has been for many years. He did his time, and if people aren't happy with the fact he got a plea deal on his appeal they need to take it up with Ray Larson (who screwed up Shane's original trial in his closing statement); or with the FBI's ballistics lab (who tested the bullet fragments and weapon using tests THEY acknowledge weren't reliable.). In the eyes of the LAW Shane has served his time. Like it or not he's not going back to prison. Those people who want to rant and rave should do something constructive for Trent's family/ Trent's memory instead of spewing venom all over various websites and social media outlets.
Shane Supporter

United States

#80 Jan 14, 2012
Oh I see Now wrote:
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So, based on your logic, if you are a parent of small children, you have absolutely no problem accepting a convicted child molester who has served his time, in your home or neighborhood, right? It's the way the justice system works - like it or not.
As surprising as it may be to you the answer to your question is, "Yes." It is MY job as the parent of 2 very young children to monitor them and keep them safe. I do not rely on the courts/judicial system to do my job. My kids do not go anywhere without me or my husband being with them. And "with them" does not mean in their general vicinity it means right next to them, often holding their hands.
Shane has hope do you

United States

#81 Jan 14, 2012
If Jesus would save a murderer like Saul (later to become the Apostle Paul), then he will save anybody! If Jesus would save a drunkard like Noah, then He will save anybody. If Jesus would save an adulterer like David, then He will save anybody. God will receive any repentant sinner that comes to Jesus Christ for salvation (John 6:37).
Hes a Killer

Waterloo, IL

#82 Jan 15, 2012
The guys a Murderer plain and simple. And then he gets drunk in Pa. and flees a hit and run accident. I can't believe this KILLER has supporters. What a sorry group of idiots!
Jonez-n in NC

Wake Forest, NC

#83 Jan 15, 2012
Reality Check wrote:
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OK, I'll bite.
How did "Daddy buy his freedom"? Be specific now, or some of those no-brain folks might think you're just talking out your tuchus.
Who got paid, and for what?
His daddy was able to 1: bail him out of jail by paying a million$ bond.
2: his daddy was able to pay the defense attorney to move the case to a supreme court
Level and went for a major appeal.
3: keep in mind that this guy admitted to killing Trent. Why? Because his daddy couldn't
Buy nor even think about buying the young Ragland his way in to the fraternity. Mr Ragland knew his son was not meant to even be in with someone like Trent.
serious issues

Frankfort, KY

#84 Jan 15, 2012
Shane Supporter wrote:
<quoted text>As surprising as it may be to you the answer to your question is, "Yes." It is MY job as the parent of 2 very young children to monitor them and keep them safe. I do not rely on the courts/judicial system to do my job. My kids do not go anywhere without me or my husband being with them. And "with them" does not mean in their general vicinity it means right next to them, often holding their hands.
So you allow Shane to be alone with your children? Has he ever babysat them? I will bet if you love your children? The answer is "no.".

By the way, just because the justice system totally failed us by releasing this monster doesn't mean that the rest of us need to be subjected to his presence. He rules my family's meal and all of the other patrons meal in a restaurant several weeks ago when he showed up with smug look and his mother. He made us fearful knowing what he is capable of doing to others. In addition, my sister was stared down by him at another local establishment. She ended up getting her children and leaving.

So no matter how our flawed justice system failed in the instance, he has taken total advantage of it. He technically should be in PRISON and you can not deny that - free on a pure technicality. What a lucky break he continues to get. He even got off for outrunning the police and other various DUI's, etc. it is just a mater of time before his temper and rage once again overcome him.

On another note, Trent's family won a civil lawsuit in which Shane is responsible for paying them for the admitted murder of their son. Trent's father was quoted in the SJ as saying he "hasn't paid one cent.". If he Shane is such a wonderful guy trying to be forgiven - blah, blah, blah, then why hasn't he even attempted to compensate the family as awarded by our justice system. Now he is going against the justice system. Where is his punishment for contempt of court for not paying the family for the cold blooded murder of their son? You go on supporting Shane. I really hope you protect your children from him. The rest of us will keep being fearful every time we see that smirk.
Now Be Honest

Frankfort, KY

#85 Jan 16, 2012
Seen him around wrote:
I've been following your posts for a while on this topic "Now Be Honest". I can't help but think you are in some way aquainted with this trial. Your comments and analysis are well thought out and indicative of someone that has followed the case closely.
You make an interesting point below. His name was already toast, so what the heck. The more notorious the criminal is in jail, the more of a target he is for other inmates. I can only imagine everybody wanted to get a piece of the smug young Mr. Ragland's hide, in more ways than one.
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No, I was never involved with this trial at all. I'm from Central Kentucky, and for a while you couldn't escape this case as it was always in the papers and on the nightly news, probably because the case involved a UK football player.

I also want to re-emphasize, that my comments were not meant as a defense for Ragland. I simply tried to put myself in the position of weighing the benefits and detriments to taking a plea, and the benefit of certain freedom seems to overcome and outweigh all of the other issues from the standpoint of the accused. As you can see from the discussion in this very thread, Ragland's name is forever tarnished, and that would not have changed even if prosecution brought the case to full trial the second time and Ragland won outright the second time. People will always believe that it was Ragland's access to capital that won him his freedom, and there is some fundamental truth hidden within that conjecture as I previously pointed out.

Here is another inescapable truth: The victim's family will never see a dime of Jerry Ragland's money. Any halfway decent attorney and an estate planner can easily avoid the judgment against his son while allowing the son to enjoy the fruits of the estate, albeit while not outright owning the estate. Hint: Panama and MasterCard. He'd have to pay Panamanian taxes but only if he moved the capital onshore, but that would be more beneficial than a multi-million dollar judgment seeking garnishment and/or seizure. While kept offshore the capital would remain tax free, and for 30 years at that as I understand Panamanian tax laws. The son's spending via a MasterCard would simply be an expense to the offshore company created. What's more, for a measly investment in Panamanian real estate Ragland could become a dual citizen almost instantaneously, and escape the dirty looks from his peers. Result: A Panamanian company whose assets are held offshore, resulting in complete, total wealth preservation for the benefit and enjoyment of whomever the owner of the wealth intended.

Now, before internet rumors are spread all over the world regarding that statement, I have no idea what Mr. Ragland would do with regard to transfer of his wealth upon his death. I don't have any kind of relationship with the father or the son. I have no idea what either the son or the father work and make a living. I'm simply stating that if I was in that position that's exactly the route that I would take, and would also add that it's a pretty good idea for anyone interested in wealth preservation in 2012 America.

Lastly, I would like to add that many lives have been forever negatively impacted by these events. At the end of the day, I cannot judge a man for seeking justice for his son, no matter which side of the isle was standing on. I can't imagine losing my son to a murderer's bullet. I can't imagine walking into a restaurant with my son, seeing the dirty looks, and realizing everyone wished my son was dead. I can't imagine being judged by people in my hometown, by the press, and by the State for the actions of my son. I don't believe that either of these families deserved this fate. Because of the actions of Ragland's son, they don't have a choice.

armed citizen

Louisville, KY

#86 Jan 16, 2012
serious issues wrote:
<quoted text>So you allow Shane to be alone with your children? Has he ever babysat them? I will bet if you love your children? The answer is "no.".

By the way, just because the justice system totally failed us by releasing this monster doesn't mean that the rest of us need to be subjected to his presence. He rules my family's meal and all of the other patrons meal in a restaurant several weeks ago when he showed up with smug look and his mother. He made us fearful knowing what he is capable of doing to others. In addition, my sister was stared down by him at another local establishment. She ended up getting her children and leaving.

So no matter how our flawed justice system failed in the instance, he has taken total advantage of it. He technically should be in PRISON and you can not deny that - free on a pure technicality. What a lucky break he continues to get. He even got off for outrunning the police and other various DUI's, etc. it is just a mater of time before his temper and rage once again overcome him.

On another note, Trent's family won a civil lawsuit in which Shane is responsible for paying them for the admitted murder of their son. Trent's father was quoted in the SJ as saying he "hasn't paid one cent.". If he Shane is such a wonderful guy trying to be forgiven - blah, blah, blah, then why hasn't he even attempted to compensate the family as awarded by our justice system. Now he is going against the justice system. Where is his punishment for contempt of court for not paying the family for the cold blooded murder of their son? You go on supporting Shane. I really hope you protect your children from him. The rest of us will keep being fearful every time we see that smirk.
Trends family will never see a dime of the money he owes them. I don't understand why he isn't in jail for contempt of court for not paying. He has money to pay. He just keeps it out of the public eye and play the whoa is me card, I don't have any money. I'm not buying the bullshit. It's just a matter of time until he does this again. As for his so called church family, do they just pick and choose the commandments to follow. Last time I checked thou shalt not commit murder is one of them. He will get his in the end.

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