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Killer Bodies Book Report

We’ve been reading, Killer Bodies: A Glamorous Bodybuilding Couple, a Love Triangle, and a Brutal Murder and will report on the book over the next couple of weeks. There isn’t much happening in the case, as most of you know, so this will give our readers something to discuss.

The book is overly descriptive to the point of annoyance in the opening chapter. The description of putting out the fire and traveling to the crime scene was a bit excessive but in the following chapters it improved.

The second chapter speaks to Titus competing in the 1995 USAs and eludes to his temper. There is an error in Lonnie Teper’s credentials when he states he writes for Muscular Development when he actually writes for IRONMAN magazine. The writer quotes Lonnie Teper as saying Titus, “looked like Charles Manson” after the 1995 USA show in Denver, Colorado.

According to the author, Craig Titus never made it to the finals, much less winning them in his High School wrestling days.

The author insinuates that there “has always been a gay element in bodybuilding”.

We’re introduced to Ron Avidan of getbig.com who interviewed Titus a number of times. Avidan chuckles to the gay bodybuilding claims with, “They don’t do ‘gay videos.’ ” “The do ‘posing videos.’ A lot of them use to be strippers. They’re not gay they’re just stripping. Good money, you know.” How this has any relevance, we’re not sure on.

Avidan comments on Craig’s physique, “His physique was OK.” “He didn’t have a great physique. He wasn’t one of the best bodybuilders. His attitude and his style and his talk that made him considered one of the bad boys of bodybuilding. He would be right up in your face.”

The author takes a jab at pro bodybuilder, Shawn Ray. The author writes, “Shawn Ray, who claims to stand 5-foot-7, but seems an inch shy of that…”

We learn that Craig was married to Susan Kathleen Bell on August 30, 1985 in Harris County, Texas. Craig was 20 years old at the time and Susan was 26. Three years after the marriage, Susan gave birth to twins on July 11, 1998. A boy named Arron Colby Titus and a girl, Ashley Marie Titus. Six months later, on January 3, 1989, Aaron died. The official cause of death remains locked in Texas and unavailable to the public. Craig has said his son died of sudden infant syndrome. Craig and Susan divorced 4 years after they were married.

…To be Continued…

7 Responses to “Killer Bodies Book Report”

  1. Chainsaw Says:

    Sounds like this author has no idea what BBing is all about. I appreciate the book report, I look forward to more, as of now, I don’t think I will buy it, unless I get incredibly bored, or the admin. reports something worth reading. I don’t know why the author is bashing people, sounds like he’s a little jealous, or has some other ax to grind.

  2. Kathy Says:

    I just finished reading the book and was very disappointed in it. Discrepancies in the writing began in the first chapter, where the writer stated that Melissa was found in a red Jaguar, but in the photos in the center of the book it states that it was a Corvette. Leaving me to wonder how much of the book was actual fact.

    Fourteen chapters (175 pages) were spent giving the history of Craig & Kelly, only 10 chapters were spent reviewing the case and describing the victim. If I wanted to read their life history I would have purchased their biographies.

  3. Chainsaw Says:

    Thanks for the heads up Kathy. Inaccuracies like that are unacceptable.

  4. Kimberly Says:

    This is the worst book ever written! Do NOT waste your money. Everything that is included in the book, can be found here on this site. What a waste of time!

  5. STEPHANY Says:

    I HAVE BOUGHT THE BOOK AND I LOOKED AT THE PICTURES FIRST. I WAS SO CONFUSED ABOUT THE CAR DETAIL..WHAT A BAD START FOR MICHAEL FLEEMAN. I DON’T KNOW HOW HE IS ASS BUREAU CHIEF FOR PEOLE MAGAZINE WITH SO MANY MISTAKES IN THE FIRST CHAPTER AND THE INFORMATION RELATED TO THE PICTURES. I AM VERY DISAPOINTED THAT THE TRIAL HASN’T STARTED AND IF THERE SO INOCENT WHY AREN’T THEY OUT OR HAVE TRIAL YET…

  6. Big Guy Says:

    Why the hell would anyone buy a book about a tragedy that hasnt even seen court yet. What a dumbass. Who goes through the effort of writting a hopefully successful book but doesnt have the time or care to verify his facts? Sounds like he was just wanting to pump out some author credentials without spending the time to wait on the actual full story or even verifying the facts while selling everyone the idea that bodybuilders are big, homicidal, queers even when they are married to fitness chicks and having threesomes with their assistants so he can feel better about his own buck O five ass.

  7. LJ Says:

    why would anyone read that crap?…just to get annoyed?…imagine anyone outside the sport writing about the sport, nonetheless involving a murder…why help this moron make money?

    oh brb im going to shoot up some tren and test and kill my parents. then maybe ill do some gay videos. yep, that should just bout do it

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