The Shame of Shane (9/13/07) - WDRB 41 Louisville News

The Shame of Shane (9/13/07)

A few weeks ago when Shane Ragland finally admitted to the cold-blooded 1994 killing of Trent DiGiuro in Lexington, I was outraged that part of his plea deal was that he'd almost immediately be released from prison. But the more I think about it, the more I believe at least some good was accomplished.

For starters, this worthless little weasel was finally forced to personally admit what everyone else already knew: That for the pettiest and most selfish of reasons, he hid like a coward in some bushes with a rifle one night and snuffed out the life of a young -- with no remorse whatsoever.

And, as much as it galls me, there really was the possibility that a jury in a new trial would have found him not guilty. Not because he was innocent, but because the state's star witness wouldn't testify again because she feared for her life.

So now he's out. But so is his whole sordid story. And no amount of daddy's money will ever make anyone around here forget his crime or buy him an ounce of respect from any decent person.

If he has the nerve to stay in Kentucky, my guess is he'll experience total rejection from everyone he encounters. 

It's the least he deserves. And heck -- if he ever needs a shoulder to cry on, he can always give Mel Ignatow a call.  

I'm Bill Lamb, and that's my...Point of View.

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