East Troy Man Sentenced to 72 Years in Prison
The man who used an East Troy farmhouse to burn the bodies of two of his employees that he had murdered was sentenced in Walworth County Court. Matthew Neumann was found guilty at a jury trial of two counts of first degree reckless homicide and two counts of hiding a corpse. In January of 2019 human remains were discovered inside a burn pit on a property located about 15 miles north of Lake Geneva. Neumann was convicted of murdering Robert Hajduk and Richard Conklin, he shot Conklin after a night of drinking but the details around Hajduk’s death are unclear. Both men worked for Neumann at his cleaning business and were found a few days after they went missing in a burn pit on the property that Neumann has leased. He was sentenced to 72 years in prison.