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- 5 dec 2004
Former IFBB pro-fitness competitor Kelly Ryan, who has been incarcerated since 2005 for her role in the death of Melissa James, went before the Nevada State Parole Board last week for consideration of parole on the first of two charges that netted possible incarceration time of three to 13 years.
A first appearance before the board was unsuccessful two years ago, but yesterday parole was granted on the first charge of "battery with use of deadly weapon resulting in substantial harm." Ryan will now begin serving time on the second charge of arson - a mandatory three years - beginning January 2012.
The two charges were part of an Alford plea that summarily swept her role in the murder component under the rug in exchange for Craig Titus' plea of murder. In an Alford plea, a criminal defendant does not admit guilt of an act, but admits the prosecution could likely prove their case, and accepts guilt for lesser charges as part of a plea deal.
She will be eligible for parole again in 2015.