KENOSHA (AP) – A 20-year-old man has been sentenced to life in prison for a drug-related killing in Kenosha.
Prosecutor Robert Zapf says Teddy Bieker and two other men followed the lead of John Navigato and confronted 50-year-old Robin Leydel in his home in October 2009, apparently about drugs. As Navigato initiated a scuffle with the unarmed Leydel, Bieker shot him.
Bieker was convicted of first-degree murder, armed robbery, home invasion and burglary.
The Kenosha News reports Bieker asked the judge for mercy and a second chance at the sentencing hearing Monday. He apologized to Leydel’s widow Susan Leydel.
Bieker was sentenced to life in prison without parole until he is at least 50 – the same age as Leydel when he died.