Conspirator in Trigg Co. Murders Dies in Prison
By West Kentucky Star Staff
HOPKINSVILLE - A woman who was just denied early parole due to health problems has died in prison.

According to WKDZ, Ann Plotkin of Hopkinsville died Friday, just one day after she was denied a special request for parole due to a terminal illness. 

Counting time served in local jail after her 2014 arrest, Plotkin had served four years of a 22-year sentence at Kentucky State Reformatory in La Grange.

She plead guilty in May 2017 to three counts of complicity to murder related to the shooting deaths of Joe and Joy Champion and their daughter Emily on October 26, 2014. She helped Ryan Champion plan the murders and communicated between him and hired killer 22-year-old Vito Riservato, whom Ryan shot to death at the scene.

Ryan Champion plead guilty in December 2016 to murder and kidnapping, and was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.  

Published 10:23 AM, Saturday Feb. 09, 2019
Updated 10:26 PM, Saturday Feb. 09, 2019