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Dateline NBC To Run Episode On Murder Of UK Football Player

Posted at 6:02 AM, Mar 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-22 18:26:58-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– NBC Dateline will air a special Friday covering the murder of UK Football player Trent DiGiuro.

The murder shook the campus community during the summer of 1994. DiGiuro was attending a party at a home on Woodland Avenue when he was shot on the front porch.

Shane Ragland eventually admitted to the shooting. His conviction in 2002 was overturned and he eventually accepted a plea deal for time served.

The episode was originally scheduled to air Friday, March 15, but was pushed back due to a developing story. It is now expected to air at 10 p.m., Friday, March 22 on LEX 18.