CADIZ, Ky (BNC) — Authorities have arrested and charged 36-year-old Ryan Champion with the deaths of his mother, father, and sister, as well as that of Vito Riservato, according to a Lexington TV website.
Ryan’s father Lindsey was an elder in the Cadiz congregation.
The Kentucky State Police have been investigating the murders of Ryan’s mother Joy Champion, his father Lindsey Champion, his sister Emily Champion and Vito Riservato. They were all found shot at the elder Champion’s residence in Cadiz on Sunday, Oct. 26.
Ryan was the sole survivor of the incident. The investigation gave probable cause for an arrest warrant for murder.
Ryan said he and his sister were visiting their parents and on returning from church, Riservato arrived and began shooting. Ryan said he gained the upper hand on Riservato and killed him.
The bodies were found in and around the elder Champion’s residence.
Ryan claimed that he met Riservato only a week ago. Friends stated that the two had known each other for years.