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Matt Kline Passes Away at Age 36

Friday, January 8th, 2010

Those of you who followed the case might remember the name Matt Cline and his connection to this case. If you don’t you can check out the interview on getbig.com that talks about it. The interview was conducted shortly after the Titus and Ryan case hit the National news over 4 years ago.
Boston.com has Matt’s […]

Craig Titus Accomplice, Anthony Gross Pleads Guilty Gets Probation

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Earlier this month Anthony Gross plead guilty in the Melissa James murder case. Gross plead guilty to accessory to arson and accessory to commit first degree arson. The two are both felony charges. If Gross successfully completes his probation, he will be permitted to withdraw his guilty plea to the two felony offenses, plead guilty […]

Titus Turns 44 Today

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

We’re not sure how happy it will be but Craig Titus’ birthday is today. He turns 44.

Anthony Gross Update

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

Gross will be back in court on January 15, 2009 to hear what his sentencing, if any, will be. Check back for more updates if/when they become available.

Craig Titus Request - DENIED

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

The Las Vegas Review Journal shares the outcome of today’s hearing:
Judge rejects Craig Titus’ request for sentence reduction
A judge denied former professional body-builder Craig Titus’ request for a lower sentence today.
District Judge Jackie Glass shot down Titus’ request in part because he was aware that the judge had the discretion to sentence him to 17 […]

Titus Motion heard today

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

Craig Titus’ motion to modify his sentence or withdraw guilty plea will be heard at today via video conference.

Titus will wait

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Craig Titus will have to wait until December 4th to learn the outcome of his plea withdrawal. Check back in a couple weeks to learn of any new developments or changes to the matter.

“He’s nothing. He’s nothing…but a murderer.”

Monday, November 10th, 2008

Those were the words Judge Jackie Glass used to describe Craig Titus during his sentencing. If you missed the CBS’ 48Hour special you can watch it online in the embedded video below. The show did a good job of showing a some of the details around this case and a variety of interviews. We would […]

Vince Neil admits to 48 HOURS MYSTERY that Titus injected him with steroids

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

We’ve gained more information on this weekend’s CBS show…
Craig Titus and his wife Kelly Ryan were two of the biggest stars of the body building world. The duo – he, a Mr. Olympia competitor and she, a […]

Vegas Heat - 48 Hours Special

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

CBS will profile this case on their next 48 Hours episode. Below is a preview of the show…

CBS’ 48 Hours to air Titus & Ryan Episode

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

We’ve confirmed that CBS will devote an upcoming episode of 48Hours to Craig Titus and Kelly Ryan. The show will focus on the crime surrounding them murder of Melissa James. The show will air on November 8, 2008. Stay Tuned for more information about the show.

Who’s worse, O.J. or Craig Titus?

Friday, October 17th, 2008

The following letter was sent to the Las Vegas Review Journal:
Who’s worse, O.J. or Craig Titus?
To the editor:
I have never been a fan of O.J. Simpson, but after reading about the body builder who killed and burned his personal assistant (”Shorter prison sentence sought,” Tuesday Review-Journal), I find myself a little concerned about our legal […]

Titus hearing postponed until November 18

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Looks like Craig will have to wait a bit longer to find out his fate in this matter. The following is from the Associated Press:
LAS VEGAS—Former bodybuilding champion Craig Titus wants a Nevada judge to cut four years from his prison sentence or let him go to trial in the slaying of his personal assistant […]

Titus wants reduced sentence or go to trial

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Craig Titus will head to court tomorrow in hopes of getting a reduced sentence. If that doesn’t happen he wants to go to trial.
The Las Vegas Review Journal reports:
Bodybuilder who pleaded guilty in killing of assistant wants sentence reduced
Former champion bodybuilder and convicted killer Craig Titus is seeking to knock off about […]

Titus back in court - motion to withdraw guilty plea

Monday, October 6th, 2008

Craig Titus has submitted a motion to withdraw his guilty plea. He will be back in court on October 14, 2008 at 8:30am. We’ll keep you posted on the outcome of this hearing.

Civil Trial Dismissed with Prejudice

Monday, October 6th, 2008

On September 30, 2008 the Civil Trial against Craig Titus, Kelly Ryan and Anthony Gross was dismissed with prejudice. Maura James, Dennis James and the Estate of Melissa James were listed as the plantiffs in the case.

Notes from The Sentencing

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

Below are the notes from the sentencing last week. Will Titus revoke his guilty plea and head to trial? How will this play into the charges that Kelly plead guilty? Just when you thought it was all over…
As to DEFT. TITUS: Court noted on 5/30/08 and after many hours of negotiations in […]

Titus & Ryan to Appeal Sentence and go to trial?

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

Have we heard the end of this story? Apparently not just yet. The following story mentions that there could be an appeal. There is some video footage on the web site as well. Kelly looks 20 years older and Craig looks like a ghost of his former bodybuilding physique.
Titus, Ryan Ask For Mercy In Court
Titus’ […]

Titus & Ryan Sentenced!

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

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 & Ryan Sentencing Tomorrow

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

Will the date finally take place? Craig Titus and Kelly Ryan are scheduled to be sentenced tomorrow in Las Vegas. The sentencing is slated for 10am. Stay tuned for complete details.

Brady gets 8-25 years in prison

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

News from Las Vegas Review Journal:
EIGHT TO 25 YEARS IN PRISON: Titus fanatic sentenced in murder plot
Brady sought killer to target witnesses against couple
The man who hatched a murder-for-hire plot tied to bodybuilders Craig Titus and Kelly Ryan was sentenced Tuesday to eight to 25 years in prison by District Judge Douglas […]

Titus & Ryan Sentencing Postponed

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

At the request of the court Craig Titus and Kelly Ryan’s sentencing has been pushed back from this Friday, July 18th to August 22, 2008. We’ll keep you posted on any other developments.

Murder-For-Hire Mistrial?

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

The Las Vegas Review Journal is reporting the defense has asked for a mistrial in the Nelson Ronald Brady Jr. trial.

Ron Brady Jr. photo from Las Vegas Review Journal.

A courtroom recording system that allowed a juror to hear whispered conversations between a defendant and his attorney during a murder-for-hire trial might lead to a […]

Ron Brady Jr. - GUILTY

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

Despite his father’s efforts to help save him, Ron Brady Jr was found guilty today. The following was posted on kvbc.com:
Accomplice prosecuted in Titus murder case
36-year-old Nelson Ronald Brady, Jr. was found guilty of three counts of solicitation to commit murder for attempting to hire a hit man to kill three key witnesses in the […]

Titus wants to speak to Maura James

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

Titus tells the reporter that he wants to “respect the court” and share what happened with Maura James. Listen to Titus go from one side to another during the entire interview http://www.lasvegasnow.com/Global/story.asp?S=8413904