Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Looks like there's no leaving Las Vegas for these two. At least not before the justice system has its way with them.
I must admit, this is a difficult news item to report as a person in support of the positive framing of the amazing sport of bodybuilding. I hate it when sports that are rarely allowed page space or air time only make the front page when the news concerning them is negative and sensational. But it's news nonetheless, so for now, here's the latest.
Bodybuilding Couple Denied Bail Before Trial in Las Vegas Slaying
LAS VEGAS - A Las Vegas judge denies bail for husband-and-wife professional bodybuilders accused in the murder of their live-in assistant.
Craig Titus and Kelly Ryan were arrested last December in Stoughton after an initial interview with police in Las Vegas shortly after Melissa James' death.
The judge ruled that Titus and Ryan pose a "significant" flight risk in refusing bail.
Lawyers for the two argued that prosecutors haven't shown how they think James died before her body was found in the trunk of Ryan's burned-out and abandoned Jaguar last year.
Titus is a 1996 bodybuilding champion and Mr. Olympia competitor. Ryan is a past Fitness America and Fitness International winner.
An alleged accomplice - 23-year-old Anthony Gross - is accused of helping torch James' body. He's posted 13-thousand dollars bail and is under house arrest.
From: 2006 Associated Press
Posted by Kate at Wednesday, April 19, 2006