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Titus & Ryan Sentenced!

The moment many have been waiting for has finally arrived. The associated press reports:

Pro bodybuilders sentenced in aide’s 2005 death in Vegas

Associated Press - August 22, 2008

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Married professional bodybuilders Craig Titus and Kelly Ryan have been sentenced to prison in the slaying of their live-in assistant in December 2005.

The 43-year-old Titus was sentenced Friday to 21 to 55 years. He pleaded guilty May 30 to second-degree murder, kidnapping and arson in the slaying of 28-year-old Melissa James.

Ryan was sentenced to 6 to 26 years in prison. She pleaded guilty to arson and Nevada’s equivalent of no contest to battery with a deadly weapon.

James’ charred body was found in December 2005 in the trunk of Ryan’s burned-out Jaguar sedan in the desert outside Las Vegas.

18 Responses to “Titus & Ryan Sentenced!”

  1. Peter Says:

    Weill, CT forfeited his life, because that’s what he got. And methinks we’ll never really know what part KR played in this.

    Dear Administrator, thank you for all the great work. Appreciated.

  2. dp100 Says:

    its finally over, it pretty lined up with what i thought they would get. thank you to the admin of this site. thanks to very one who put forth good comments and worth while discussions. i have enjoyed following the various lines of thought over the last 2 1/2 years. good luck all.

    ps. peter i personally think that CT can’t keep his mouth shut, he’ll tell someone in prison who’ll tell someone who’ll put in on the internet. KR will probably do the same thing after she gets out in about 3 years.

  3. wayne mortensen Says:

    yo, administrator, you did a great job with this site. its finally over. thanks for all of the great info.

  4. Peter Says:

    Final thought. CT got 21-55. 21, assuming he behaves perfectly and he gets paroled first time out.

    Why do I think he’ll serve 30-years…

  5. Peter Says:

    FROM THIS WEBSITE:
    http://www.lasvegasnow.com/Global/story.asp?S=8882546

    They went from a world of fame, to a life behind bars. The well known bodybuilding couple now faces years in prison for brutally murdering their assistant.

    Everyone is the room was emotional as the near three year long case wrapped up. While the, husband and wife defendants cried side by side, the judge said she didn’t buy their tears.

    Until the very end, the once famous Craig Titus and Kelly Ryan, tried to explain what went wrong. A life of drugs they say that got them into this mess. Killing their friend and live in assistant wasn’t planned, according to the couple.

    Read the Titus-Ryan Criminal Complaint dated Feb. 1, 2006:
    Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3

    For the brutal death of Melissa James, Craig Titus was sentenced to 21 to 55 years for second degree murder, kidnapping and arson. Kelly Ryan was sentenced to 6 to 26 years for arson and battery with a deadly weapon.

    Prosecutors showed pictures where James’ body was found in a fetal position in the trunk of a Jaguar. Her head had been completely wrapped in duck tape. Her body was found the day before she was set to go home for the holidays.

    Both Titus and Ryan agreed to a plea deal avoiding a trial in the process. But they said they didn’t kill James. Titus said when he came home, James was tasering his wife and he was trying to defend her by body slamming the petite assistant.

    The judge didn’t buy it.

    Read the Titus-Ryan Indictment:
    Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4

    She says the one question that lingers is if James was alive when she was stuffed into the trunk. Her mother, Maura James took the stand.

    There was some dispute during the sentencing because Titus’ attorney said they only accepted the plea deal because it was a minimum of 17 to 55 years, not 21 to 55 years.

    The judge said she had no recollection of ever making that commitment.

  6. BS Says:

    Admin - Thanks. For the most part here it was entertaining watching the banter back and forth up to where someone (we all know who) made a Craig type threat to me here. Don’t end up like Craig, drop the “supplements” and get help. BTW I forgive you.

    Don’t care how CT survives prison, his attitude will create his eventual demise.

    Kelly is stupid enough to stay married to him she’s can’t help being what she is, stupid.

    Not really interested in Gross, just another wannabe who did whatever the mighty Craig demanded.

    Craig & Kelly, enjoy your vacation! Everyone else, have a great life!!

  7. OTFC Says:

    Thank you adminstrator.

  8. Venice Says:

    How in the hell could there have been confusion about CT’s sentencing 17 yrs? Or 22yrs.

    WTF

  9. Curious Says:

    IT done, move on.

  10. wayne mortensen Says:

    By the way, if this sticks and there is no retrial, CT will rot for years in prison. KR will get out, get half of her looks back, find some old rich dude that she can cry on his shoulder saying she was framed. This old rich dude will buy it, the next thing you know is that CT will get divorce papers at this new prison home.
    He will then try to exact vengence against KR. KR will be driving around trying to look glamorous all at the expense of her old rich dude. This happens all the time.

  11. anabolic Aardvark Says:

    Wayne;

    Totally dude, chicks always like commit murder with their ol’ man and then like burn the body and stuff and then like get off easy while their ol’ man does hard time…and then like hook up with and old dude and stuff and serve the poor bastard with divorce papers,!!

    Happens every minute of every day!!

  12. Old Rich Dude Says:

    Any idea when Kelly will be calling?

  13. wayne mortensen Says:

    yea, old rich dude, she will be calling you in about five years after she gets out. dont leave your easy chair or you will miss the call.

  14. Hef Says:

    Hey Old Rich Dude, I have plenty of trow aways you can choose from. Their worst beats out any best day KR ever had. Besides she’s too old for either of us!

  15. wayne mortensen Says:

    Did you all notice that the judge probably hates CT and KR. The judge had no mercy on them.

  16. BS Says:

    And you see this as a problem?

  17. chainsaw Says:

    Hahahahahah
    Titus is a jerk.

  18. Hells Angel's are listening Says:

    I PERSONALLY MEET CT IN LA WITH TO FRIENDS I WAS WITH AT THE MR. LA BODY BUILDING SHOW. LEE PRIEST WAS THERE AS A GUEST POSER. LEE WAS COOL, DOWN TO EARTH AND CHRIS CORMIER WAS THERE TO. OK SO I THOUGHT CT HAD AN ATTITUDE BUT THATS HIM. THEN I WASN’T GIVEN ANYBODY A PROBLEM EITHER EXCEPT WHEN CT SAID SOMETHING TO ME AND I ANSWERED BACK WITH A WHAT COMMENT. I KINDA WOKE PEOPLE UP EVEN HIM BECAUSE I SPOKE UP AND SAID SOMETHING. I WAS STRAIGHT FORWARD AND DID NOT LET HIM INTIMIDATE ME ONE BITE, AND HE KNEW THIS. IT WAS LIKE I WAS NOT AFRAID OF HIM, NOT AT ALL. CT HAS BEEN IN FIGHTS BEFORE AND BEEN BUSTED WITH DRUGS TO. THIS IS NOT SURPRISING TO HEAR THIS, OR SEE THIS HAPPEN TO HIM AGAIN. NOTHING HAS CHANGED IN HIS LIFE AND HE WAS NOT HAPPY THEN, AND HE IS NOT HAPPY NOW. ITS A SHAME THAT HE WORKED SO HARD AND LOST TO THIS. WHY DID HE NOT STOP TAKING DRUGS AND BODY BUILDING BEFORE THIS HAPPENED? IT SEEMS HE KNEW IT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN BUT WHY COULD HE NOT JUST STOP DOING THE WRONG SHIT HE WAS DOING? KELLEY KEPT HIM GOING, SHE HAD TO PLAY SOME PART IN THIS. THEIR RELATIONSHIP DOES NOT FIT WITH THIS STORY. THEY SEEMED TO BE GOOD IN PARTNERS IN CRIME BUT MAYBE THEY DID NOT LIKE EACH OTHER AT ALL BECAUSE SOME ONE WAS IN THE WAY, NOW THIS MAKES SINCE. THE THIRD PERSON KNEW SOMETHING ABOUT CT AND KR. WHY DID THEY HAVE TO DO THIS? ITS A MYSTERY. A VEGAS MYSTERY

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