Two found guilty at trial for Brighton murder, break-in

Teddy Bieker

John Navigato

Two of the men charged with the murder of a Brighton resident in a home invasion in October 2009 were found guilty by a Circuit Court jury Tuesday in Kenosha.

Teddy W. Bieker  and John M. Navigato each were charged with first degree intentional homicide, burglary and two counts of armed robbery.

They are scheduled to be sentenced on May 13 in Kenosha, court records show.

Bieker and Navigato — along with two other men — were charged with entering the home of Robin Leydel and his wife, Susan, on Highway K in Brighton in the early hours of Oct. 13, 2009. Leydel was eventually shot. The invaders said they were looking for drugs and continued to do so while Susan Leydel called 911.

A deputy on patrol nearby was called to the scene and saw the getaway vehicle as it left the Leydel’s driveway and was able to pull it over and arrest the four men shortly after.

Also charged in the crime were Brian Suchecki and Richard Beeter. Beeter’s jury trial is scheduled to begin in June. Suchecki is next scheduled to appear in court June 30 for a status conference.


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