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Man arraigned on felony murder charge after elderly man found dead in Flint Twp apartment

Flint Township Police say 32-year-old Dmitri Zavalnitski has been arraigned on multiple charges in connection with the death of 79-year-old Leonid Yufa of Flint Township. (Photo Credit: Genesee County Jail)

FLINT TOWNSHIP, Mich. --Flint Township Police say 32-year-old Dmitri Zavalnitski has been arraigned on multiple charges in connection with the death of 79-year-old Leonid Yufa of Flint Township.

Yufa was found dead in his apartment on Tuesday, December 19.

Once police were able to investigate, his death was ruled as a homicide because there was evidence of foul play.

Further investigation shows that Yufa died as a result of asphyxiation.

Zavalnitski faces charges including felony murder, first-degree home invasion, possession of burglary tools, second degree home invasion and possession of marijuana.

Zavalnitski was arraigned on these charges on Friday, December 22.

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