October 20, 2022 — The lawyer believed by authorities to have ordered the murder of Metro Detroit businessman Dan (Hutch the Jeweler) Hutchinson back in the summer descended on the crime scene after the deed was done, according to police reports related to the first-degree homicide case. Hutchinson and his wife, Marissa, had visited the attorney’s Southfield, Michigan office just before the audacious slaying carried out in broad daylight, the reports show.
Hutch the Jeweler, the Motor City’s unchallenged “King of Bling,” was gunned down behind the wheel of his GMC Yukon Denali outside a pawn shop he owned in Oak Park, Michigan on the afternoon of June 3, 2022. His wife was next to him at the time of the shooting, but came away unscathed in the attack. The attorney in questions showed up on the scene with a client to discuss Hutchinson’s murder with responding Oak Park Police Department detectives, according to a police report. The client helped apprehend the alleged shooter.
Police and prosecutors in Oakland County theorize the attorney, who had a personal and social relationship with the Hutchinsons, had Hutch the Jeweler, 47, murdered in a scheme to steals millions from his estate from a will the lawyer drafted in the months prior to the killing. Although prosecutors in Oakland County have already charged three people in Hutchinson’s shocking, still-unfolding-in-real-time murder conspiracy in the past three and a half months, — one of them being the alleged shooter –, the unnamed lawyer remains at large and uncharged.
Hutchinson, loved by thousands of devoted customers and diamond enthusiasts across the nation, owned Hutch’s Jewelry in Oak Park, an urban-chic staple in the spending habits of Detroit’s high-end hip-hop, athlete and entertainer crowd. Oak Park and Southfield are the first two suburbs north of Detroit’s city limits on the near westside.
Last month, Fox2 TV in Detroit reported that an unnamed local lawyer ordered Hutchinson’s murder in a plot to steal his estate via a fraudulently drafted will and trust. The attorney earmarked $5,000,000 for himself without the Hutchinsons’ knowledge, per
The Hutchinsons left a morning meeting with this lawyer at his office in Southfield on June 3 around noon and headed to the temporarily-shuttered Pay Benny pawn shop they had bought on Greenfield Avenue, down the street from Hutch’s Jewelry. According to the indictment, “Precious” Roy Larry, shot Hutch the Jeweler to death as he rode past him and another parked car in the Pay Benny’s parking lot, on a motor scooter.
Precious Roy Larry’s cousin Darnell and a 32-year old Commerce Township, Michigan resident named Angelo Raptoplous were indicted as Precious Roy’s co-conspirators early last month. All three have pleaded not guilty to the charges and are being held without bail awaiting trial.
Darnell Larry, 57, has a prior murder conviction in which he served 25 years in prison for. Raptoplous has no criminal record. Prosecutors accuse Raptoplous of acting as a go-between for the alleged attorney mastermind in the conspiracy with the Larrys. Precious Roy, 45, did two years in state prison out of Ohio for drug trafficking in the 2000s. Both Larrys hail from Detroit’s Eastside.
Police suspect the lawyer in question has also sought to murder Marissa Hutchinson and possibly other members of the Hutchinson family to cut his links to the crime. In the months prior to Hutch the Jeweler’s murder, him and Marissa were approached by the attorney to invest in a horror movie starring Oscar-winner Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Terrence Howard called Skeletons in the Closest
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, actor 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-defunct 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.