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Man charged in death of former U of L cheerleader released from jail

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The man charged with murder in the fatal drunken driving death of a former U of L cheerleader last month has been released from jail and placed on home incarceration, according to court records.

Bradley Caraway’s bond was lowered from $100,000 cash to $20,000 and home incarceration with no releases on Sept. 12. The bond was posted Wednesday, according to records. 

Also, a judge has ordered that Caraway’s vehicle will be kept indoors and preserved while DNA and fingerprint testing is completed, according to records filed this week.

Caraway had allegedly fled and was not in his vehicle when witnesses came upon the Aug. 6 wreck and found 25-year-old Shanae Moorman.

However, forensic examiner Dr. Bill Smock examined the scene, the vehicle, Moorman's autopsy and other records and determined Caraway was driving and had been wearing a seat belt at the time of the wreck, according to court records. Moorman was not wearing a seat belt and was in the passenger seat, according to Smock. 

Caraway is facing charges of murder, failure to stop and render aid and assistance, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants and driving without motor vehicle insurance in the death of  Moorman. He had a blood-alcohol level "at least" twice the legal limit in Kentucky, according to court records.

Caraway was driving his 2014 Honda Accord at an "excessive speed" on I-64 while attempting to exit the ramp to I-265 at about 3 a.m. on Aug. 6 and "lost control of his vehicle," according to an accident report. He ran off the left shoulder and overturned, with the vehicle ending up upside down.

Moorman was thrown out of the vehicle and pinned underneath. Police say she had to be extricated by first responders and pronounced dead at the scene.

Caraway "fled the scene" and was seen by a police officer at about 6:45 a.m. walking on the ramp from I-265 southbound to Taylorsville Road without a shirt or shoes, according to records. He provided his driver's license, but refused to answer questions and asked for an attorney, according to 66 pages of evidence filed on Monday.

Attorney David Lambertus, who represents Caraway, does not speak with the media.

Police say Caraway smelled strongly of alcohol and appeared to be intoxicated. He was taken to University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Caraway is scheduled to be back in Jefferson Circuit Court in November He has pleaded not guilty.

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