Richfield Twp. man charged with girlfriend’s murder

FLINT — Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton said a Richfield Township man has been charged with murder in the death of his girlfriend at the Davison Hills Mobile Home Park in Richfield Township last week.

Robert Danial Putnam, 40, is charged with open murder in the death of his girlfriend, Sidney Szewczyk, 28, after Szewczyk’s body was found on the floor of their mobile home by Putnam’s brother-in-law who was doing a welfare check on the couple March 31.

Putnam was located a short time later in Kentucky and arrested by Kentucky State Police. Putnam has been extradited back to Michigan and was arraigned on the murder charge.

A probable cause conference is scheduled for April 23 in 67th District Court. — G.G.