Pair accused of killing Mt. Pleasant man in R.I. held without bail

Two suspects charged in the killing of a man in a Middletown hotel are being held without bail.

WPRI-TV reports that 49-year-old Lavern Price, of Newport, and 41-year-old Todd Sullo, of Providence, were arraigned Monday on first-degree murder and conspiracy charges.


The pair was arrested Thursday after a high-speed chase in Connecticut that ended with them crashing their car near New London.

The black Acura was owned by 51-year-old Mark Lussier, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Lussier was found partially submerged in a bathtub at the Quality Inn in Middletown on March 1.

Mark Lussier

Police haven’t disclosed a motive but confirmed that Price and Sullo were registered as staying in the room with Lussier.

Online court records don’t list attorneys for Price and Sullo.

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