Ishpeming Murder Update

Ishpeming Police release new information in what they say is a beating death in the city from Monday morning.

37-year-old Thomas Hyttinen had just met 43-year-old Carl Mercer of Negaunee for the first time Sunday night.

Police say the two of them went out drinking with a mutual friend.

After that, they went to Hyttinen’s apartment on North Fourth Street, where they’re believed to have continued drinking.

Sometime during the night, the two men got into a fight.

Police believe Hyttinen used excessive force on Mercer in the attack and they arrested him for 2nd-degree murder.

Hyttinen was arraigned Monday night and he’s being held in the Marquette County Jail on a million dollars bond.

He has a preliminary exam scheduled for April 25th in Marquette District Court.