Sources: Detroit Attorney, Murder Suspect Has Contract Hits Out On Alleged Victim Hutch The Jeweler’s Family

September 24, 2022 — The still-unnamed Metro Detroit lawyer who state and federal authorities are eying as the mastermind of the Dan (Hutch the Jeweler) Hutchinson murder conspiracy back in the summer is also being probed for seeking to quiet those closest to Hutchinson from cooperating with the police investigation by placing hit contracts on the heads of multiple members of the Hutchinson family, per three different sources.

The 47-year old Hutchinson, known as the jeweler to the stars in the Motor City, was gunned down behind the wheel of his SUV with his wife, Marissa, by his side pulling out of a parking spot at his Pay Benny pawn chop in Oak Park, Michigan in the early afternoon of June 3.

Fox2 TV in Detroit recently reported that a local attorney ordered Hutchinson’s murder in a plot to steal his estate via a fraudulently drafted will and trust. Three of the attorney’s alleged co-conspirators have been charged in the Hutch the Jeweler homicide, but the attorney himself has yet to be indicted.

On the same week in September that Darnell Larry and Angelo Raptoplous joined “Precious” Roy Larry as defendants in the case, a car smashed into the front wall of Hutch’s Jewelry Store, less than a mile from where Hutchinson was killed down the road. Oak Park Police and the FBI investigated whether or not the accident was intentional and carried out as an intimidation tactic aimed at muscling Hutchinson’s wife into keeping her mouth shut.

According to reporting by Fox2, in the weeks before Hutch the Jeweler’s slaying, the lawyer in question drafted a will for Hutchinson. The day after the homicide, “Precious Roy” Larry, the alleged triggerman, was indicted for first-degree murder. Larry was arrested near the scene of the crime. His cousin Darnell and Raptoplous were snared three months later.

Raptoplous, 32, has ties to the unnamed attorney per sources. Police believe Raptoplous acted as a go-between for the attorney and the Larry brothers for the job, per sources. The Larrys live on Detroit’s Eastside and both have drug convictions on their respective criminal records. Along with Raptoplous, the Larrys have pleaded not guilty. All three are being held without bail before trial.

Over the past three decades, Hutch’s Jewelry Store has become known for outfitting Detroit’s rich and famous — most prominently, the area’s rapper and athlete crowd — in customed-made diamond-studded chains, Cartier eyeglasses, rings, bracelets and Olde English D pendants. The business was started by Hutchinson’s parents at the now-shuttered Northland

Mall in 1990.

A number of out-of-state celebrities became dedicated customers of Hutch the Jeweler’s and often showed off his custom-made pieces on their social media accounts. Best-selling Miami rapper Rick Ross is one of the jewelry store’s most loyal patrons.