On Friday, family and friends of Katie McConkey made it to the sentencing hearing of Susan Soukup, who murdered McConkey on August 25th of 2020 at a Sturgeon Bay residence. Soukup previously pleaded no contest to first-degree intentional homicide and was sentenced to life in prison. Family and friends of McConkey gave testimonies putting into words the emotions felt by her death. One friend, Amanda Moegenburg, described McConkey as an honorary family member and talked about the concerns she and others had about McConkey and Soukup’s on-and-off relationship. Still, Moegenburg shared the disbelief that McConkey could be murdered.
Door County Judge D. Todd Ehlers chose for Soukup to be eligible for release on extended supervision in 32 years. The number of years matches the number of years McConkey lived. Soukup will be 85 years old when eligible for supervised release.