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Trial date set for man charged with attempted homicide in La Crosse

Thomas Beitlich's trial set for November

The trial date is set for the man charged with beating someone nearly to death in La Crosse.

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - The trial date has been set for the man charged with beating someone nearly to death in La Crosse.

Police say 32-year-old Thomas Beitlich, of Madison, broke into his ex-girlfriend's house in October 2013 in La Crosse and brutally beat his ex-girlfriend's boyfriend, 33-year-old Terrance Callahan.

Callahan was taken to the hospital in critical condition with more than 15 cuts to his head and a fractured skull. Beitlich was charged with attempted first degree homicide and armed burglary.

The defense and prosecution have not been able to reach a plea deal so on Thursday a La Crosse County judge set a five day trial in November for Beitlich.


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