Ryan Champion pleads guilty to killing his sister Emily Champion, DVM and their parents. Emily Champion, DVM

Trial Set for Equine Vet’s Brother Accused of Family’s Murder

A 2016 trial date is scheduled for a Kentucky man accused of killing his family, including his equine veterinarian sister, Emily Champion, and a fourth individual.
Prosecutors accuse Ryan Champion of plotting the murders of his parents and sister with Vito Riservato. Champion allegedly killed Riservato after he carried out the “murder-for-hire plot”. The victims were found at the Champion home in October 2014.
Champion is slated to go to trial August 15. He is charged with three counts of complicity to commit capital murder, complicity to capital kidnapping, and capital murder. He remains behind bars.
The second suspect in the case is scheduled for February 20, 2017 trial date. Ann Plotkin is charged with three counts of complicity to murder.
The state is seeking the death penalty against both defendants.