Kelly Ryan

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Kelly Ryan
— Bodybuilder —
Personal info
NicknameFlyin' Ryan
Born(1972-07-10) July 10, 1972 (age 41)
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
— Bodybuilder —
Personal info
NicknameFlyin' Ryan
Born(1972-07-10) July 10, 1972 (age 41)
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 41)
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Criminal penalty
two consecutive terms of 3–13 years each in state prison
Criminal status
Incarcerated at Florence McLure Women's Correctional Center in Nevada, eligible for parole on December 23, 2011
Spouse(s)Craig Titus, 2003–2009
Conviction(s)Pled guilty to arson and entered a no-contest plea to battery with a deadly weapon and assault, along with husband Craig Titus

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

Personal and professional background[edit]

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]

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[edit]

On December 14, 2005 the burnt corpse of Ryan and Titus' personal assistant and friend 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 pleading guilty to one count of arson and entering an Alford plea to one count of 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 was granted parole on December 23, 2011 on the assault charges and is now serving her time for the arson charge. She will not be eligible for release from prison until her next parole hearing in 2015. She is currently incarcerated at the Florence McClure Women's Correctional Center in Nevada.[1]

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Competition history[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Offender Detail Record". Nevada Offender Tracking Information System. Retrieved September 6, 2010. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Murder defendant Ryan's mom dies". April 27, 2006. 
  4. ^ "Bodybuilders Plead Guilty In Gruesome Slay". CBS News. May 31, 2008.