Death Penalty Trial of Georgia Millionaire Jim Sullivan
The death penalty trial of James Sullivan, a Georgia millionaire accused of hiring a hit man to kill his wife 19 years ago, begins today. Court TV is airing it live.
On the day of a crucial hearing in her divorce, Atlanta socialite Lita Sullivan opened her door to a deliveryman who handed her a box of roses and fired a gunshot into her head. Almost 20 years later, her millionaire husband James Sullivan will stand trial for her murder.
Sullivan was previously acquitted of lesser related charges in a federal court, and then fled to Thailand from where he fought extradition for two years and ultimately was returned to the U.S. to stand trial on the murder charge.
Sullivan's defense lawyers are top-notch: Don Samuel and Ed Garland of Atlanta. Opening arguments are set for this afternoon. If you're by a tv and want to see good lawyering in a case involving everything from "wealth, greed and sex to class warfare, international intrigue and a fugitive on the run.", this is it.
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