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James Sullivan and the murder of Lita Sullivan
January 16, 1987 35-year-old Lita Sullivan opens the front door to her Atlanta townhome to Philip Anthony Harwood, who was carrying a box of pink roses. Harwood opens fire, killing Sullivan. The final decree in her divorce settlement (distribution of assets) from James Sullivan was scheduled for later in the day.
  James Sullivan and the murder of Lita Sullivan
April 28, 1998 James Sullivan charged with arranging the murder of his wife Lita.
  James Sullivan and the murder of Lita Sullivan
September 25, 2001 Unsolved Mysteries airs James Sullivan's picture during a show on the murder of his wife, Lita.
  James Sullivan and the murder of Lita Sullivan
July 2, 2002 Police in Thailand arrest James Sullivan at the exclusive Springfield Beach Resort for conspiring to kill his wife Lita in 1987. A local citizen had seen Sullivan on America's Most Wanted. This date is occasionally listed as July 1, local Atlanta time.
  James Sullivan and the murder of Lita Sullivan
March 10, 2005 Bibb County District Attorney Howard Simms orders exhumation of the body of Frank Bienert after discovering the death was suspicious, based on information from the trial of James Sullivan. Sullivan, on trial for arranging the murder of his wife Lita, is suspected in the death of Bienert, his father-in-law from whom he inherited Crown Beverages, a $5 million Macon business.
  James Sullivan and the murder of Lita Sullivan
March 13, 2006 James Sullivan is convicted of murder in the death of his wife Lita
  James Sullivan and the murder of Lita Sullivan


James Sullivan and the murder of Lita Sullivan




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