June 30, 2012

News Release

For Immediate Release

Police Investigating Man's Death

The Springfield Police Department is currently investigating the death of a 48-year old Springfield man. Bobby Newman was found unresponsive by police at his residence (915 N. Kansas Expressway) just after 8:00 p.m. Newman was transported to Mercy Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police have arrested an acquaintance of the victim, Robert Daniel Sondree, 35 years old of Springfield, for 2nd degree Murder. Formal charges have not been filed.

Police are not releasing any further details pending an autopsy by the Greene County Medical Examiner.

SPD Case Number: 12-26944
Media Contact: Cpl. Matt Brown, phone: 417-864-1786
Release authorized by: Lt. David Millsap

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Springfield Police Department

Headquarters: 321 E. Chestnut Expy., Springfield, MO 65802
South District Station: 2620 W. Battlefield Rd., Springfield, MO 65807
417-864-1810 • springfieldmo.gov/spd