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.