Lisa Champion holds a picture of Lindsey and Joy Champion during Ann Plotkin's sentencing hearing Friday.

Plotkin Sentenced To 22 Years For Champion Murders

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Ryan Champion's accomplice in the murder of his adopted family was sentenced to 22 years in prison Friday in Trigg Circuit Court. Ann Plotkin of Hopkinsville entered a guilty plea to three counts of Complicity to Murder and waived a presentencing report that allowed her to be sentenced immediately. Plotkin was charged in connection with the October 2014 murders of Lindsey, Joy, and Emily Champion, with Circuit Judge C.A. Woodall accepting her guilty pleas.



Ann Plotkin entered guilty pleas to murder complicity charges in connection to the October 2014 deaths of Lindsey, Joy, and Emily Champion.
   
Prior to Judge Woodall's sentencing, Lisa Champion, the sister of Lindsey Champion, held up a family portrait of the murdered family at one point while addressing Plotkin. She noted the injustice in a guilty plea by Plotkin, admitted murderer Ryan Champion and the alleged shooter Vito Riservato .


   
Meanwhile, Joy Champion's sister Judy Williams spoke directly to Plotkin as she gave her victim impact statement.


 
Judy Williams, sister of Joy Champion, told Ann Plotkin that she could have prevented the murders of her family.
  
Commonwealth's Attorney Carrie Ovey-Wiggins said her office had been in contact with Plotkin and her attorney Ken Root following Ryan Champion's guilty pleas last year and wasn't surprised that she wanted to enter a plea. She said she is hopeful Plotkin's guilty plea can bring some more closure to the family and friends of the Champions.


   
Police said Plotkin served as a go-between for Ryan Champion and Vito Riservato, who together planned and committed the murders at the Champion's Old Dover Road home. Plotkin was charged with being complicit because she sent and received messages between the two through social media, often using codes that police say they had little trouble deciphering. State Police Sgt. Brett Miller said we may never know the true motives behind the murders.


   
Plotkin will serve a total of 22 years in prison on each of the three counts, and was given credit for time already served. She will not be eligible for shock probation and must serve 85-percent of her sentence before she is eligible for parole.

To see Lisa Champion's victim's statement, CLICK HERE

To see Judy Williams' victim's statement, CLICK HERE

 

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