Kelly Ryan

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Kelly Ryan
Personal Info
NicknameFlyin' Ryan
Born(1972-07-10) July 10, 1972 (age 40)
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Height5' 3"
Weight(In Season) 110–113 lbs.
(Off-season) 119–125 lbs.
Professional Career
Pro-debutNPC Team Universe Fitness Championships, 1998
Best winIFBB Fitness International Champion, 2000
PredecessorSusie Curry
SuccessorJenny Worth
ActiveRetired 2005
 
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Kelly Ryan
Personal Info
NicknameFlyin' Ryan
Born(1972-07-10) July 10, 1972 (age 40)
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Height5' 3"
Weight(In Season) 110–113 lbs.
(Off-season) 119–125 lbs.
Professional Career
Pro-debutNPC Team Universe Fitness Championships, 1998
Best winIFBB Fitness International Champion, 2000
PredecessorSusie Curry
SuccessorJenny Worth
ActiveRetired 2005
Kelly Ryan
Born(1972-07-10) July 10, 1972 (age 40)
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Conviction(s)Pled guilty to battery with a deadly weapon and assault, along with husband Craig Titus
Penalty6–26 years in state prison
Conviction StatusIncarcerated at Florence McLure Women's Correctional Center in Nevada, eligible for parole on December 23, 2011
SpouseCraig Titus, 2003–2009

Kelly Ann Ryan[1] (born July 10, 1972 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is a former International Federation of BodyBuilders professional fitness competitor.

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Personal and professional background

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.[citation needed] Her "Flyin' Ryan" Routine at the Arnold Classic was mixed by David "KrusH" Wilmore, who also provided the voice over for the announcer in her "Flyin' Ryan" Intro.

Previously married to body builder Craig Titus, Ryan filed for divorce while in prison in connection with the murder of Melissa James. The divorce became final in December 2009.

Death of assistant

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.[2]

The couple awaited trial in Nevada on charges in the murder of their live-in assistant, Melissa James who had had an affair with Titus. 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 were filed and Titus’ defense lawyer said he didn't think that there was enough evidence for charges in the allegation. While awaiting trial, Ryan's mother died of a heart attack said to have been precipitated by stress).[3]

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, rather than going through a 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.[4] She was then sentenced to two consecutive terms of 3–13 years in prison. She will not be eligible to walk out of prison until 2015 when her next parole hearing will be granted, since she was denied parole in December of 2011 for undisclosed reasons. She remains in custody at the Florence McClure Women's Correctional Facility in Nevada. [1]

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