Hutchinson Gets Life In Prison for 1994 Murder

August 2, 2007

Today, Michael Hutchinson was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Crystal Perry. On April 9, 2007 a jury found Hutchinson guilty in the 1994 stabbing of Perry. The murder took place in her kitchen while her daughter slept in an adjoining room.

?The brutal circumstances of the murder coupled with the fact that he walked free for so many years make life in prison a fitting sentence.? Remarked Assistant Attorney General Lisa Marchese, who presented the State?s case before Justice Thomas Warren in Cumberland County Superior Court.

The case remained unsolved for over a decade before DNA evidence led to Hutchinson arrest.

A conviction for Murder carries a minimum sentence of 25 years and a maximum sentence of life in prison.

?Although this sentence will not bring Crystal back, it is a fitting punishment for Michael Hutchinson and will ensure that he will not hurt anyone again.? Said Attorney General Steve Rowe.

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NEWS RELEASE August, 2, 2007 David Loughran, Special Assistant to the Attorney General (207) 626-8577