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Guilty verdict: Father convicted of killing his two children in Kaukauna

matthew beyer
Posted at 2:42 PM, Dec 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-14 07:49:12-05

Matthew Beyer, a 38-year-old Manitowoc man, has been found guilty for the deaths of his two children, 5-year-old William Beyer, and 3-year-old Danielle Beyer.

A jury handed down the verdict Tuesday afternoon.

The children were found dead in their mother's home in Kaukauna on February 17, 2020. According to the criminal complaint, they had "intentionally inflicted, sharp force injuries" to their necks.

Beyer faces a mandatory life sentence.

The mayor of Kaukauna issued a statement after the verdict:

“For just over 1000 days this black cloud has hung over our community. With the jury’s guilty verdict today the sun can begin to shine again and as a community, we can begin to heal. And we can finally celebrate that justice has been served for Will and Dani.”
-- Mayor Anthony J. Penterman