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Craig Titus says he’s guilty but he’s no killer

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

Well this should bode well for Titus when it comes to sentencing next month. Titus is claiming he didn’t kill Melissa James and that he wants to tell Maura James that he loved her daughter. This story was posted on kvbc.com:
Craig Titus says he’s willing to sacrifice his freedom for his wife, Kelly Ryan.
In his […]

Las Vegas Sun Out to Lunch?

Sunday, June 1st, 2008

Someone might want to let the The Las Vegas Sun know there will be no trial. The following was posted on their web site today. Clearly they had been working on the story for the trial that was set to begin tomorrow but why would you run this piece after the news on Friday?
Pro bodybuilders […]

Court Notes - Entry of Plea

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

The following are the court notes from Friday:
Court NOTED the Supreme Court has denied the defendants’ Writ. FURTHER, following all-day negotiation discussions, Court stated the matter has resolved and NEGOTIATIONS are as contained in the Guilty Plea Agreements FILED IN OPEN COURT.
As to Defendant TITUS: DEFT. TITUS EXAMINED and PLED […]

Craig Titus and Kelly Ryan Plead Out.

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

It’s been 2.5 years and this chapter ends in the 11th hour. This case is far from over though. Don’t forget there is a civil trial filed by Maura James, Melissa’s mother. The following was posted on the Las Vegas Review Journal Website.
Bodybuilding champions Craig Titus and Kelly Ryan entered 11th-hour guilty pleas on […]

Titus and Ryan Plead Guilty!!!!

Friday, May 30th, 2008

We’ve learned via MUSCLEPHONE.com that Titus and Ryan have plead guilty and will avoid trial more details to follow!

Supereme Court Denies Motion

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Our sources are telling us that the trial will proceed as scheduled for June 2, 2008 and the Nevada Supreme Court has denied Titus & Ryan’s motion. Specifics of the ruling aren’t known yet but we’ll let you know when it becomes available.

Jupiter Entertainment Granted Media Access

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Donna Dudek from the Tennessee Entertainment company, Jupiter Entertainment, has been granted media access to the Titus and Ryan Trial. What they plan to do with the trial is not yet known but we’ll keep you posted as it becomes available.

Titus to call more witnesses

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

Yesterday Craig Titus’ attorney filed a supplemental witness list they plan to call. Stay tuned as things begin to heat up in the Vegas court room.

Juror Questionnaire Today

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

Today at 3pm Judge Jackie Glass with discuss juror questionnaires in her chambers regarding the Titus & Ryan Case.

Updates from today’s appearance of Titus & Ryan

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

Today at 8:30am Judge Jackie Glass presided over all pending motions in the Craig Titus and Kelly Ryan Murder trial. Sandra Jeter served as the Court Clerk and Rachelle Hamilton the Reporter/Recorder. Joshua L. Tomsheck and Robert J. Daskas represented the State of Nevada. Craig Titus and his lawyer Mark A. Saggese along with […]

Titus & Ryan ask for their trial to be postponed

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

The Associated Press is reporting:
Lawyers for professional bodybuilders Craig Titus and Kelly Ryan are again asking the Nevada Supreme Court to intervene and postpone their trial in the slaying of their live-in personal assistant.
A Clark County District Court judge says Tuesday the trial will go on as scheduled next Monday in Las Vegas, unless the […]

Bad News for Titus? Daskas back

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

John Smith from the Las Vegas Review Journal is reporting that Robert Daskas is back on the Titus trail. You’ll recall Robert Daskas left his District Attorney position to pursue politics. This could be bad news for Titus and Ryan. Daskas is very familiar with this case and has a track record for winning cases. […]

Media Requests to cover the trial

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

We’ve learned today that there will be a great deal of media interest in and outside of the bodybuilding industry. Court records show that Flex Magazine has been granted permission for camera access for each and every hearing in the Titus & Ryan trial. Major television networks will be on hand at the trial for […]

Application to appoint psychologist for Craig Titus

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

Marc A. Saggese, ESQ. (Craig Titus’ lawyer) files an ex parte application to appoint Dr. David Schmidt as an independent psychologist and for fees in excess of the statutory maximum.
The document reads:
Comes now, Defendant Craig Titus, by and through his attorney of record attorney, Marc. A. Saggese, ESQ., and requests this Honorable Court issue […]

Titus & Ryan file list of witnesses

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

Things are moving forward in the Craig Titus and Kelly Ryan case. The lawyers for both defendants have filed several documents of who they plan to call as witnesses and/or expert witnesses.

Juror Questionnaire Update

Monday, May 5th, 2008

The latest happenings in the court case:
Mr. Tomsheck stated the questionnaire submitted by the defense is quite lengthy, he doesn’t believe Mr. Saggese will object to any of his redactions and he will submit a finalized copy to Chambers by the end of the day. COURT ORDERED, Mr. Tomsheck […]


Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

The outcome of the last court room appearance by Titus and Ryan is listed below. They will be back in court on May 1, 2008 to review the questionnaire. The pretrial is set for May 27, 2008.
Court stated it has reviewed the Questionnaire submitted. Mr. Tomsheck stated he just […]

Order approved for independent testing of evidence

Monday, April 28th, 2008

The latest document filed in this case:


Joshua Tomsheck, Esq., appearing for the State, Michael V. Cristalli, Esq., appearing on behalf of Defendant Kelly Ryan, and Marc A. Saggese, Esq., appearing on behalf of Defendant Craig M. Titus, on April 1, 2008, before […]

Court Notes from Evidentiary Hearing

Monday, April 28th, 2008

Court notes from the hearing last week. Titus and Ryan will be back in court tomorrow for a status check regarding juror questionnaire.
Court noted it previously ruled the first statements were coming in and today’s hearing is […]

More info on the civil trial court documents

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

The opening paragraph of the court document filed on the 15th of April reads:
WHEREAS, the undersigned counsel for the parties hereto and a real parties in interest (including but not limited to Farmers Insurance Exchange and related entities and Balboa Insurance Company, or other homeowners’ insurance counsel for Gross, auto insurer for Gross) are authorized […]

Maura James files more paperwork in civil trial

Friday, April 25th, 2008

Earlier this month Maura James filed a “STIPULATION AND ORDER TO STAY ACTION PENDING OUTCOME OF CRIMINAL PROCEEDING.” It appears the insurance companies for Anthony Gross may be involved in this matter. What extent that will be remains to be seen. The date of this trial will be set after the criminal trial which is […]

Progress in the Titus and Ryan Case

Friday, April 18th, 2008

All pending motions were heard on April 17, 2008 by Judge Jackie Glass. A number of motions were filed by Craig Titus and Kelly Ryan requesting suppression of evidence as well as prior statements. Titus and Ryan will be in court on April 25, 2008 for an evidentiary hearing. April 29th there will be a […]

Update on all pending motions

Friday, April 4th, 2008

An update on the pending motions in the Titus & Ryan case. The next time the two are scheduled to be in court is April 17, 2008.
Court noted the calendar is in error as this […]

Titus & Ryan Hearing Delayed

Monday, March 24th, 2008

Today we learned that the “Independent testing of evidence” hearing has been pushed back to April 17, 2008 at 8:30 am at the request of both counsel.

Motion to Suppress Evidence & Statements

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

Last week, Kelly Ryan’s lawyer, Michael Cristalli, filed a motion to suppress evidence and statements. A hearing is scheduled for April 17, 2008 regarding the 221 page motion.