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Shane Ragland hospitalized

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Shane Ragland leaving court on February 24, 2014. Shane Ragland leaving court on February 24, 2014.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - One day after a judge dropped domestic violence charges against him convicted killer Shane Ragland is in the hospital.

It is not clear why Ragland is in the hospital or how he got there. Officials with Baptist Health Hospital have confirmed Ragland is a patient and is hospitalized in serious condition.

Ragland was sentenced to 30 years in prison for the sniper style murder of Trent Diguiro, a University of Kentucky football player, on July 17, 1994 while he celebrated his 21st birthday.

The conviction was overturned by the Kentucky Supreme Court in 2004 over a comment made by the prosecutor during his closing statement. A plea deal was reached before Ragland's second trial began and Ragland walked away a free man.

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