GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) — Anthony John Kitchenakow, the man accused of killing a woman during a drug deal, has been sentenced to 40 years of initial confinement and 10 years of extended supervision.
Kitchenakow reportedly shot and killed Suzette Langlois on August 29, 2016 while she was sitting in her parked vehicle at her Bellevue home.
Police arrested Kitchenakow at his home on the Menominee Indian Reservation. The sheriff’s office says they believe Langlois was killed over a drug debt.
During Kitchenakpow’s court appearance, the judge says he accepts Kitchenakow is not a monster but says that he has to take his long criminal history into consideration during the sentencing, saying “It isn’t that inconsistent with what we have here” he says of the shooting.
“We’re talking about a real person here, with real relationships, gone,” says Judge Zakowski, adding Suzette’s death was senseless.
Local 5’s Erinn Taylor caught up with the prosecutor following the sentencing – she said the family is satisfied with the ruling.
Kitchenakow appears in court for 2016 Bellevue murder
TUESDAY 6/4/19 9:30 p.m.
BELLEVUE, Wis. (WFRV) — Anthony John Kitchenakow appeared in Brown County Court today.
Kitchenakow pleaded an Alford plea. According to officials, this is a guilty plea whereby a defendant does not admit to the criminal act and asserts innocence.
Kitchenakow is facing charges of First Degree Reckless Homicide and Possessing a Firearm when Convicted of a Felony.
This continues to be a developing story. Stay with Local 5 as more information becomes available.
Police Say Drug Debt Was Motivation for 2016 Bellevue Murder
FRIDAY 9/28/18 5:33 p.m.
Suzette Langlois was shot and killed on August 29th, 2016, while she was sitting in her parked vehicle at her Bellevue home. Police arrested 46-year-old Anthony John Kitchenakow Wednesday at his home on the Menominee Indian Reservation. The sheriff’s office says they believe Langlois was killed over a drug debt. After an arrest was made Wednesday in connection to a 2016 Bellevue murder, the Brown County Sheriff’s Office held a press conference Friday morning to release more information.
“We learned that Suzette’s boyfriend, Jason Barfell, owed Kitchenakow a drug debt,” said Todd Delain, Chief Deputy of the Brown County Sheriff’s Office. “And we believe the drug debt was the reason for the shooting.”
Delain says the sheriff’s office began an investigation immediately after the murder, following many leads. They began mounting a case against Kitchenakow in June, and after forensic evidence tied a firearm magazine in Langlois’s vehicle to Kitchenakow’s DNA, they believed they had a strong enough case to make an arrest.
“We believe this DNA hit places Kitchenakow at the scene, and ties him to the weapon that was used during the shooting,” Delain said.
Police arrested Kitchenakow at his home on the Menominee Indian Reservation on Wednesday. He’s currently being held in Menominee, awaiting extradition to the Brown County Jail.