Trial Date Moved Back, New Judge To Preside Over Beaver Dam Homicide Case

(Beaver Dam) The jury trial of a Beaver Dam man accused of murdering his ex-wife will be rescheduled because of the pandemic. During a motion hearing Wednesday, the court determined it would not be feasible to keep the current trial start date of June 1st for Ulisses Medina Espinosa because of the COVID-19 health emergency. District Attorney Kurt Klomberg objected on behalf of the victims in the case, citing that they want justice as soon as possible and that they do want to see the trial moved back. The court ruled in favor of rescheduling but no date was set during Wednesday’s hearing. This is because presiding Judge Steven Bauer will leave his Branch 4 seat at the end of July and a new judge will be selected to oversee the case. No decision has been made yet but Judge Bauer requested that another court official be assigned immediately. Once that happens, a new trial start date will be added to the court calendar. Medina Espinosa is facing a felony charge of First Degree Intentional Homicide in the death of Stacia Hollinshead of Sycamore, Illinois. Hollinshead was shot to death last March inside a home on East Third Street in Beaver Dam. The homicide charge carries a life prison sentence, if the 32-year-old is convicted.