Tony Marconi was a suspect in three murder investigations in the Industrial Area. He was later revealed to be the killer of Viper leader Salvador Cordero in Into the Vipers' Nest (Case #11 of Grimsborough). He was suspected of murder as a jailed convict in All the King's Horses (Case #49 of Grimsborough) and It All Ends Here (Case #51 of Grimsborough), both in Maple Heights.
Tony is a 52-year-old Caucasian mobster with short black hair. He wears a gray suit without a tie. Underneath his suit is a dress shirt with top buttons undone. He also wears a gold chain through his shirt.
In Corpse in a Garden, Tony wears a bandage.
In A Russian Case, Tony has scratches and it is discovered that he uses hand sanitizer.
In Beautiful No More, it is discovered that Tony is in contact with cats and wears Eau d'Homme (a perfume).
In Into the Vipers' Nest, Tony has an oil stain on his suit. Also, it is discovered that he is asthmatic and chews gum.
In All the King's Horses, Tony wears a prisoner wardrobe, concealed by an apron with an Italy flag on its right. He also has a VOTE RED badge on the left of his apron, and it is discovered that he smokes water pipe, wears riding boots and is superstitious.
In It All Ends Here, Tony ditches his apron. It is discovered that Tony handles guns and is right-handed.
Role in Case(s)
Tony was a huge figure in the Italian Mafia and is also the former manager of the Blue Flamingo night club.
Tony Marconi first appeared in this case where he was under suspicion of murdering Ned Dillard because Dave Simmons had told David Jones and the player that the house where Dillard was found dead was his. When it was revealed that Dennis Brown (Ned's bodyguard) had been hired to kill Ned, it was suspected that he ordered the hit, but there was no substantial proof. Dave Simmons knew about his illegal businesses, and maybe worked for him.
Marconi was thought to have murdered Anton Levin. However, there was no proof that Marconi either killed Anton nor ordered the hit. He came to the case when the team found a photo showing him and Dimitri Balanchine in Anton Levin's mobile phone. The team became desperate to find something on him.
The team saw him again was when the Vipers' gang leader Salvador Cordero was found dead on his car. Marconi tried to evade arrest by filing a restraining order against Jones, who he believes had a maniacal obsession with him, even going further by threatening to file a restraining order against the whole Police Department after Eduardo Ramirez talked to Marconi. After thorough investigation, all evidence pointed on Marconi and he was finally convicted. Marconi killed Salvador because Salvador was hurting a prostitute named Ginger, believing that he had the right taking peoples' lives should harm come to women. Marconi was arrested and taken to court, where he was found guilty of Salvador's murder, and sentenced to a minimum jail term of 20 years. While Jones was satisfied for finally putting Marconi behind bars, he was disappointed because he jailed Marconi for Cordero's murder, and not for one of his other shady business deals. In the midst of Marconi's detainment, Ginger took over the Blue Flamingo.
Tony made a post-indictment appearance when Ramirez told Jones and the player that he wanted to speak to the team in person to make a deal in exchange for information about the late Sultanistan King, but Jones was not happy when he had to talk to Marconi as he feared Marconi would not cooperate.
As the conversation started, Marconi turned his prison cell into a bistro, angering Jones to no end. Marconi would be willing to tell the team what Khalid's intentions were at the condition of him being granted a pardon, diplomatic immunity, and a residence in Maple Heights, and Marconi's nonsense wasted the team's time. Jones was really irate about Marconi's recent nonsense in prison.
The team then found a conditional release file in which Marconi would be out of jail from 8 in the morning up until 8 in the night every Saturday of the week, which allowed him to enjoy riding horses at the Horse Riding League. Jones wanted answers from Marconi, but Marconi made it clear that the Mayor approved Marconi's conditional release, but as with the first conversation, Marconi was giving Jones excessive gibberish, angering Jones even more.
Tony Marconi was crossing the line taking advantage of his temporary release by going to the stables, in which Jones suspected Marconi of wanting King Khalid Souleyman dead, but was found to be in very good behavior in his 20-year jail term after Hilda Tipton was declared guilty of grand homicide.
The team found a hand gun inside a trash can in the "Election Podium" crime scene in which the serial number was deciphered, then sent to Alex Turner for analysis. The analysis turned out that the gun's owner was Tony. The team hurried to Tony's prison cell where Tony told the team that he had nothing to do with the murder of Adam Bentley, but the team informed Tony that his gun was used to kill Adam. Tony also told the team that the gun used to kill Adam was confiscated from him when he was arrested for a driving offense years before this case, but in spite of Tony knowing how to use a gun, he made it clear that he could only go out on Saturdays and that he would only use a gun in self-defense.
Tony would not be charged for any more crimes when Samuel King admitted that he killed Adam, felt guilty for his actions, and shot himself to death, thus all suspects implicated in the case were found innocent but at a tragic cost to the police.
- Tony Marconi is the only character who has appeared as a suspect in six cases.
- Tony, Luke Harris, Serena Johnson, Mikhail Levin, Biff Wellington, Constance Bell and Tess Goodwin are the only suspects/killers in Grimsborough who have made appearances in two different districts.
- In his second "arrest" photo, Tony's prison outfit includes prison numbers on it, while this is not visible in the actual case.
- The band aid on Tony's neck in Case #2 was off-white but turned white in his mugshot.
- Corpse in a Garden (Case #2 of Grimsborough)
- The Grim Butcher (Case #3 of Grimsborough; mentioned during Additional Investigation)
- A Russian Case (Case #5 of Grimsborough)
- Good Cop Dead Cop (Case #6 of Grimsborough; mentioned during Additional Investigation)
- Beautiful No More (Case #8 of Grimsborough)
- Burned to the Bone (Case #9 of Grimsborough; mentioned during Additional Investigation)
- Into the Vipers' Nest (Case #11 of Grimsborough)
- The Kiss of Death (Case #16 of Grimsborough; a newspaper about him appeared in the crime scenes "Newsroom" and "Rachel Priest's Desk")
- One Wedding and a Funeral (Case #47 of Grimsborough; a photo of him behind bars appeared on a magazine's cover)
- All the King's Horses (Case #49 of Grimsborough)
- It All Ends Here (Case #51 of Grimsborough)
- The Poisoned Truth (Case #54 of Grimsborough; mentioned during Chapter 2)
- Killing Time (Case #16 of Pacific Bay; mentioned during Additional Investigation)