Emily Champion, DVM
Update November 13, 2014
A grand jury indicted a Kentucky man accused of killing three members of his family, including his equine veterinarian sister, Emily Champion, and a fourth individual.
Ryan Champion was charged Wednesday by an interim Trigg County Grand Jury of three counts of complicity to commit capital murder, one count of complicity to capital kidnapping, and a single count of capital murder.
The lead prosecutor says what started out as a murder-for-hire plot — didn’t end that way.
The bodies of Champion’s parents, sister, and the man originally named by authorities as the suspected gunman, Vito Riservato, were found at the family’s home in Cadiz late last month.
Champion claimed he “turned the tables” on Riservato.
Evidence presented before the grand jury shows Champion allegedly conspired with Riservato then killed him as well.
Commonwealth Attorney G.L. Ovey said the state will seek the death penalty in the case against Champion.
The unemployed contractor is scheduled to enter a plea on December 10th at his arraignment.
Champion remains behind bars on a $5 million bond.