Friday, December 23, 2005

Titus and Wife Captured!



UPDATE 8/7/2010: An update to this story is available here Whatever happened to Craig Titus and Kelly Ryan?



Craig Titus and wife Kelly Ryan have been captured in the Boston area this evening.

(CBS4) CANTON A pair of professional bodybuilders has been arrested in Stoughton, wanted for a murder in Las Vegas. The husband and wife were captured Friday afternoon at the Shaws Plaza, by the FBI.

Craig Titus and Kelly Ryan were wanted for the December 14th murder of a 28 year-old woman. Her body was found in the trunk of a burning car in the Las Vegas desert.

Melissa James of New Jersey was apparently strangled before the car was set on fire. She was found earlier this month in the trunk of the burning car.

Police say James was found dashed with lighter fluid and duct tape on her face.

According to a police report, James was a personal assistant living with Titus and Ryan before her death, and Titus admitted having an affair with her. Titus and Ryan accused James of stealing from their bank accounts. (Full Story)

Sounds like the FBI must of gotten involved with this. Possibly for crossing state lines in an attempt to avoid authorities? Another interesting tidbit about Titus' earlier arrest in federal prison:

He [Titus] pleaded guilty in Louisiana in April 1995 to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute the party drug ecstasy, and served two years in jail for steroid-related offenses from 1997 to 1999.

I am still waiting on the LVPD to respond to my request for information on the arrest and information on the specific nature of the charges filed against him, autopsy report of victim Melissa James, and other information. Because of the upcoming holiday, I expect a delay in the response, but hopefully we'll have this information soon. I've emailed the editor at The Smoking Gun to tip them off about the case so hopefully they can get the info faster than I can. Filing FOIA requests is a real bitch. Sometime in the future I'll do a writeup on how to file one.

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IFBB Pro Craig Titus & wife Kelly Ryan Wanted for Murder

UPDATE 8/7/2010: An update to this story is available here Whatever happened to Craig Titus and Kelly Ryan?




NEW! Craig Titus's Federal Bureau of Prisons Record

On Wednesday, December 21st, Las Vegas Metro Police Dept. issued a statement saying they were looking for IFBB Professional Bodybuilder Craig Titus, and his wife, Kelly Ryan, to charge them with murder of an unnamed women. The woman's remains were found in the trunk of a burned out car. So far, one individual, Anthony Gross has been arrested in association with the case. The police have not named the woman killed, or any other information about the case. The website, freecraigtitus.com has amassed a great deal of information on the case. Although I have no idea what affiliation they have with Titus (and the fact that he is still at large) they are soliciting donations. So far, they have posted several news stories, video clips and interviews. According to one post by user "Iabadman" on professionalmuscle.com's forums, Titus and wife were heavy into the party scene and used recreational drugs frequently.

..... within mintues they seemed to like me ,and Craig
pulls me aside and asks me if I could score them some
E ........I looked at him like he was a fool and said
,"I dont do drugs, I havent even juiced in years "...
he smiles and laughs ,"yeah right ,you are like 280
,whatever bro".....I swear to god he looked at me like
I was freaking crazy for not doing drugs .....

Obviously, many of us know that professional bodybuilding involves steroid use, and rec. drug use has been reported to be common. Many are now concerned that because of the current backlash against steroids, this will cause more heat to be placed on the topic and cause more concern for the community.

This is also a great shock for everyone in the bodybuilding community. Both Craig Titus and his wife wrote many articles for magazines, both online and off, and offered up their email addresses for questions and consultations. They both made themselves actively known on the forums, and endorsed and sponsored several well known companies.

At this point, I have requested several Freedom of Information Acts on Craig Titus from several agencies, and am in the process of looking into seeing what I can find out from the Las Vegas police about the case. At the moment, both Craig and Kelly are on the lamb. One source puts them in Greece, and obviously they could be anywhere -- but with their body types they will have a hard time blending in, not to mention coping with their possible drug dependencies and coming off of gear with no ancillaries (although if they're in Greece...)

This story is pending, with further information coming soon. Thanks to freecraigtitus.com for the photos and information. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Craig Titus or Kelly Ryan, please contact The Las Vegas Police online here or at (702) 229-3111, the FBI online or (202) 324-3000 or possibly even INTERPOL online or (202) 616-9000. Stay tuned...

CAPTURED!

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Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Stop Iran



I
ran is quickly becoming a complete totalitarian regime with it's recent ban on music and comments on holocaust denial. Although for sometime it was not quite clear of what Iran's nuclear intentions were, it's obvious now with this dangerous comments that it's current leadership cannot be trusted with nuclear capabilities. The hardline Islamic republic has shown that it follows in the steps of other previous governments based on flawed ideology that is not only dangerous in nature, but is slowly removing individual freedoms and creating tension with the rest of the world in it's views.

"They [the west] have invented a myth that Jews were massacred and place this above God, religions and the prophets." -- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of Iran
This clearly indicates that the leadership of Iran speak of an obvious ideology of hatred and anti-semitism.

It's quite unfortunate that the people of Iran have let this type of discussion to be allowed and will face consequences that will most likely lead to more hatred of the West and the brewing of a terrorist firestorm. The ADL is calling for sanctions against Iran which would do the following:

  • UN sanctions. The United Nations Security Council can agree on a sanctions resolution in the light of Iran�s continued nuclear defiance.
  • Asset freezing. Foreign assets held by the Iranian regime can be frozen.
  • A travel ban on Iran's leaders. This would prevent them from addressing their message of hate to the international community, as President Ahmadinejad did when he spoke at the recent UN World Summit.
  • Ending bilateral ties. Governments and parliaments around the world can cut diplomatic links, cooperation and trade agreements and other links with the Iranian regime.
  • Breaking sporting and cultural links. Iran can be denied the privilege of participating in international events and competitions, such as the football World Cup, which will be played in Germany in 2006 in front of an audience of billions. [link]
  • Although Iran and other Muslim nations have a legitimate concern about the Israel and Palestine conflict, holocaust denial comments are quite common in these states. Many Arab papers reportedly post many anti-semitic viewpoints, and the Protocols of Zion is viewed as fact. This problem will not be solved by a war against any nation in an attempt to "reeducate" them on their views, but by a process of giving them access to factual information. Regimes like Iran ban internet access to allow it's citizens to read non-government approved mediums. In this type of culture of religioufanaticismcm combined witpropagationon of hatred toward all western views and skepticism of ideas that most regard as basic truth, it can only lead toward more and more isolation between other countries.

    We have seen this play out in the terrible effects of UN imposed sanctions on Iraq. While many people were denied basic medical aid, food and so forth - it also breed a terrorist revolution of sorts that caused an even further hatred of the west. We must view these countries with pity and see them for what they really are, as ignorant ideologies of a flawed utopia. Countries like Iran believe that they can sustain themselves in a world economy and wars can be won on noexistencece fronts.

    The only way for Iranians to pull themselves out of this regime of madness before it starts attempting to build up it's own "Reich", they must organize and educate themselves and their fellow citizens. The first step towards ousting of their ever growing maelstrom government is to break free of it's own bans on censorship. Iranians should begin accessing services like TOR (an anonymous proxy system) and creating their own blogs.

    One of the most basic forms orebellionon is communication. Communication is essential for rebelling against these types of regimes, and is exactly why they type of censor it. There are many ways to communicate anonymously and privately, such as instant messaging, IRC, VoIP and etc. Once communication has been established, organization must be made to organize a sustained campaign to remove the regime.

    The only way to halt the growing Iran problem is twofold.

    Sign the ADL Petition to start UN Sanctions. This will stop some of Iran's power base by blocking a large amount of it's money and income, and prevent it from being accepted internationally.

    Promote an internal Iran counter revolutionary organization. This cannot be government funded and should not bchosenen on it's "western friendliness". This always leads to problems. How to do this I do not know for sure. Comments are welcome, as always.

    UPDATE from the ADL:

    Iranian Aggression: When Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called for Israel to be "wiped off the map," ADL put pressure on the international community to hold Iran accountable, spurring UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan to cancel a trip to Tehran. Just
    last week, Ahmadinejad renewed his threat and sunk to a new low by calling the Holocaust a "myth." We increased the pressure on world leaders, and the Swedish Parliament was the first to respond by cutting off all contact with the Iranian regime.
    Hopefully more countries will follow Sweden in it's blockade of Iran.
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