Detroit Murder Mystery Still Unfolding: Mastermind Of Hutch The Jeweler Hit Went To A Pro For The Job, Per Police

October 18, 2022 — One of the men accused of killing “Motown’s Jeweler to the Stars” Dan (Hutch the Jeweler) Hutchinson did two and a half decades in prison for a previous homicide, according to recent court filings in the case.

The beloved 47-year old “Hutch the Jeweler” Hutchingson was gunned down behind the wheel of his GMC Yukon Denali on the afternoon of June 3 outside a pawn shop he owned in Oak Park, Michigan, less than a mile from his urban-chic jewelry store, a staple in the spending habits of Motor City’s high-end hip-hop, athlete and entertainer crowd.

Darnell Larry, 57, is one of three co-defendants in the Hutchinson homicide case and served 25 years behind bars for murder, per the new court filings.

Oak Park Police detectives used Larry’s past history of violence as a pressure point in their grueling three-day interrogation of him late this summer prior to pressing charges, the filings show. Defense attorneys in the case make claims of police misconduct in the treatment of Larry following his warrantless detainment during a traffic stop conducted on Detroit’s Upper Westside on August 24.

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 himself has yet to be indicted, however, Larry, his younger brother, “Precious” Roy Larry and Angelo Raptoplous are all facing first-degree murder charges. Darnell Larry and Raptoplous were arrested and charged last month.

“Precious” Roy Larry, the alleged triggerman, was taken into custody at the scene after being struck by a van trying to flee; he did two years in state prison out of Ohio for drug trafficking in the 2000s. Both him and his brother reside on Detroit’s Eastside.

Raptoplous, 32, is alleged to have acted as the attorney’s go-between with the Larrys, per sources familiar with the state’s theory in the crime. All three have pleaded not guilty and are being held without bail pending trial.

Earlier this year, the attorney approached the Hutchinsons for a $2,000,000 investment to go towards an upcoming Hollywood horror film, called Skeletons in the Closet, starring Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Terrence Howard. The movie finished principal photography on the movie in March.

Over the past three decades, Hutch’s Jewelry, 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.

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