Jun 12, 2014 2:06 PM
A non-profit group has decided to take back an offer to donate a wheelchair to a man convicted of murdering a University of Kentucky football player back in 1994.
"The Darrell Gwynn Foundation" had planned to present a custom wheelchair to Shane Ragland in Bowling Green this weekend, but have decided to cancel their offer.
The foundation posted a statement on their website saying they were unaware of Ragland's criminal history when they accepted his application for a donation. They said the foundation has a policy that makes anyone who has been convicted of a felony ineligible for their program.
The statement says Ragland was referred to them by a local rehabilitation clinic.
Shane Ragland was convicted in 2002 of murdering Trent DiGiuro sniper-style with a rifle. He was sentenced to 30 years. His conviction was overturned after conceding to a manslaughter charge. He was eventually sentenced in 2007 to time in prison already served.
Ragland was paralyzed in a 2012 car crash.