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Charges dropped against Shane Ragland

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Shane Ragland leaving court. Shane Ragland leaving court.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Domestic violence charges against a convicted killer have been dropped.

The charges against Ragland were filed after his girlfriend claimed he tried to hit her in the head with a metal rod, tried to run her over with his wheelchair and repeatedly threatened to kill her.

Last month, a Family Court judge declined to drop an emergency protective order against Ragland, and said she'd conduct an investigation.  

Ragland's girlfriend requested the judge drop the protective order, saying Ragland wouldn't fight with her in front of their children and that stress led to their fights.

Ragland served time in prison after he admitted to killing a University of Kentucky football player 20 years ago.

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