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Murder Charge Filed in Michigan Jeweler’s Shooting Death

Police describe the crime as “targeted.”




Authorities have charged a suspect in connection with the shooting death of Dan Hutchinson, owner of Hutch’s Jewelry in Oak Park, MI.

Roy Donta Larry is accused of first-degree murder and felony firearm, the Detroit Free Press reports. Bond was denied for Larry, 44.

Hutchinson, 47, was killed early Wednesday afternoon while in an SUV less than a mile from his store. He suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

The suspect was captured shortly after the shooting, according to the Free Press.

Police say Hutchinson’s wife was in the SUV at the time of the shooting but was not hurt, WJBK-TV reports. The news station reported that more than a dozen shots were fired into the vehicle.

“This was not a random event; it was targeted,” Oak Park Police Lt. Marlon Benson told WJBK. “As far as reasons, we don’t know why he was targeted but we don’t think this was an isolated event.”


The Free Press reports that Hutchinson “had an extensive list of celebrity clients.”




Moving Up — Not Out — with Wilkerson

Trish Parks has always wanted to be in the jewelry business and that passion has fueled her success. The original Corinth Jewelers opened in the Mississippi town of the same name in 2007. This year, Parks moved her business from its original strip mall location to a 10,000-square foot standalone store. To make room for fresh, new merchandise, she asked Wilkerson to organize a moving sale. “What I remember most about the sale is the outpouring excitement and appreciation from our customers,” says Parks. Would she recommend Wilkerson to other jewelers? “I would recommend Wilkerson because they came in, did what they were supposed to and made us all comfortable. And we met our goals.”

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