Crime

2 Men Found Guilty in 2022 Murder of Detroit-Area Jeweler

CrimeJun 06, 2024

2 Men Found Guilty in 2022 Murder of Detroit-Area Jeweler

A jury convicted Marco Bisbikis and Roy Larry in the murder-for-hire plot targeting Daniel “Hutch” Hutchinson, owner of Hutch’s Jewelry.

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Pontiac, Mich.—A jury in Oakland County, Michigan, has convicted two men in the June 2022 murder of 47-year-old Daniel “Hutch” Hutchinson, owner of Detroit-area independent Hutch’s Jewelry.

According to a statement from the Oakland County prosecutor’s office, Marco Bisbikis—who was Hutchinson’s attorney—and Roy Larry were found guilty of first-degree premeditated murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree premeditated murder, assault with intent to murder, and felony firearm charges related to the murder.

The guilty verdict was handed down late last month following an eight-day trial and an hour-and-a-half of deliberations. 

“The evidence revealed an elaborate and shocking sequence of events that ultimately led to the murder of Dan Hutchinson and the attempted murder of Marisa Hutchinson,” Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald said in the statement.

“This was a horrible and tragic crime and I hope that today’s verdict brings some peace to the family and loved ones of Dan Hutchinson.” 

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Dan owned and operated Hutch’s Jewelry in Oak Park, Michigan, a Detroit suburb.

The jeweler was known for his custom pendants, his chains and watches heavily laden with diamonds, and for being the place to get the Cartier sunglasses known as “Buffs.”
 
Dan was shot to death on June 1, 2022, while sitting in his GMC Yukon Denali. Marisa, his wife, was seated next to him in the SUV and was struck in the leg by bullet fragments.

According to evidence presented at trial and reported on by numerous news outlets, Bisbikis contracted to have both of them killed after writing himself into the couple’s will, while Larry was the man who ultimately pulled the trigger. 

According to Fox 2 Detroit, Marisa, who testified under immunity, said at the trial that Hutch’s Jewelry was bringing in millions a year during the pandemic but was not reporting large cash transactions to the IRS. (Under federal law, cash transactions totaling more than $10,000 must be reported to the IRS by filing a Form 8300.)

She testified that Bisbikis stored the cash in a cabinet for them, setting up a trust and paying off their expenses with the money while also convincing the couple to invest $2 million in a horror film in which he allegedly was going to star.

Unbeknownst to the couple, she said, Bisbikis wrote himself in as the third beneficiary of their will and trust, meaning he would get everything if they both died.

“I don’t think we entered this thinking the two of us would die,” Marisa said in court.

The convictions of Bisbikis and Larry follow guilty pleas entered by two other defendants in the case, Darnell Larry—who is Roy Larry’s cousin and was given a deal to testify at the trial—and Angelo Raptoplous. Both pleaded guilty to solicitation of murder.

A fifth suspect, Phillip Sumpter of Ohio, was arraigned on a charge of conspiracy to murder late last year, The Oakland Press reported. 

Bisbikis and Roy Larry will remain in the Oakland County Jail, the prosecutor’s office said. Their sentencing is set for June 12.

They face a potential sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole on the first-degree premeditated murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree premeditated murder convictions. 

Assault with intent to murder carries a possible life sentence, while the felony firearm charge carries a mandatory two-year sentence.

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