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- Kelly A Ryan
- Minneapolis MN
- United States
- Fitness Model
Kelly Ryan is a former International Federation of BodyBuilders professional fitness competitor.
Kelly Ryan got an early start in her fitness career when, at age eight, she began to train in gymnastics. This would later serve as a foundation for other athletic activities she would become involved with in high school, such as cheerleading and basketball. After high school Kelly decided to pursue journalism at the University of South Carolina. While studying for her degree in journalism she also worked as a choreographer, which would prove very useful in her decision to become a top fitness athlete. Her first fitness competition was the NPC South Carolina State in 1995, where she placed first.
She would eventually end up winning eight fitness competitions. Her background and presence in fitness contests have made her a familiar face at fitness expositions as well as in fitness magazines.
Married to body builder, Craig Titus.
On December 14, 2005 the burnt corpse of Ryan and Titus' personal assistant Melissa James was discovered inside a Jaguar Car belonging to Kelly Ryan. The couple went into hiding together and were arrested along with suspected accomplice, Anthony Gross, after a nine day investigation.
The couple awaited trial in Nevada on charges in the murder of their live-in assistant, Melissa James. James was alleged to have had an affair with Titus. Titus and Ryan are being tried together in the case scheduled to go to court in January 2007. A prosecutor alleged in open court that Titus was part of a plot to murder three witnesses due to testify in the case. No charges have been filed and Titus’ defense lawyer says he doesn’t think that there is enough evidence for charges in the allegation. During this time Ryan's mother died of a heart attack said to have been precipitated by stress.
The trial of co-defendant Anthony Gross on arson and accessory to murder charges was separated from the murder trial for Titus and Ryan.
On May 31, 2008, just before trial, Ryan along with Titus pleaded guilty to reduced charges, with Ryan entering an Alford plea to arson and battery with a deadly weapon resulting in significant bodily harm. She was then sentenced to two consecutive terms of 3-13 years in prison. With time served from the date of capture, Kelly Ryan is eligible for parole release on 2011-12-23.