Bodybuilders Craig Titus and Kelly Ryan Murder Sentence Update
Craig Titus and Kelly Ryan took a plea bargain regarding the death of their former personal assistant Melissa James, 29, of Lambertville, N.J.
The burnt corpse of Melissa James was discovered inside the trunk of Kelly Ryan’s Jaguar in the Vegas desert on On December 14, 2005.
Craig Titus Sentencing
Craig Titus, 44, pleaded guilty on May 30, 2008 to second-degree murder, kidnapping and arson. Craig Titus received a sentence of 21 to 51 years.
In December 2008 Craig Titus made a request for a sentence reduction which District Judge Jackie Glass denied.
Craig Titus is not eligible for parole until at least 2026-12-23.
Kelly Ryan Sentencing
Kelly Ryan, 37, pleaded guilty to arson and Nevada’s equivalent of no contest to battery with a deadly weapon. Kelly Ryan received a sentence of 6 to 26 years.
Kelly Ryan is serving her sentence at Florence McLure Women’s Correctional Center in Nevada.
Accomplice Anthony Gross Sentencing
In February, 2009 Anthony Gross pleaded guilty in the Melissa James murder case. Anthony Gross plead guilty to accessory to arson and accessory to commit first degree arson. Both are felony charges.
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