An autopsy on the body of Melissa James showed that she had toxic levels of morphine in her body…
Wire around her neck, duct tape over her face, and marks that could have possibly appeared from a stun gun used on her. Take a look at why all of this happened…
Titus and Ryan both accepted a deal with the prosecutors where Craig would admit to second-degree murder and first-degree arson and first-degree battery while Kelly copped a plea of first-degree arson and battery with a deadly weapon.
In the end, the two begged for forgiveness with Titus saying, “There’s nothing I can do to bring her back. I’m so sorry.” Ryan stated, “I know I did not kill but aid once Melissa died. I’m truly, truly sorry. I ask forgiveness.” The two were very emotional during their testimony as well – especially Kelly Ryan.
The judge in the case, Jackie Glass, didn’t buy any of it though and said, “The tears are crocodile tears.” She even went as far as to say of Craig Titus, “He’s nothing but a murderer.” After accepting the charges given to them by the prosecutors, Glass handed sentencing down to the couple. Titus was given 21 to 55 years in prison while Kelly Ryan’s actions in the case earned her 6 to 26 years in prison.
The story here is, don’t be a psycho maniac roidhead!