Domestic violence eyed in Illinois assistant public prosecutor the killing: report

Stacia Hollinshead, an Illinois assistant public prosecutor, was gunned down in a Wisconsin at home on Saturday.
(DeKalb County State Attorney’s Office)

An Illinois woman was fatally shot in Wisconsin, in the house on Saturday for her 5-year-old daughter was present, according to reports.

Stacia Hollinshead, 30, was an assistant state’s attorney, an officer of the intelligence service of the Army, and a single mother, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. The authorities have classified the case as a murder.

The police said Hollinshead was shot in a house in Beaver Dam – about 70 miles northwest of Milwaukee, around 2:40 a.m. Her ex-husband, Ulisses W. Medina Espinosa, was arrested after the shooting, but that has not brought in the murder, police said. He was booked in Dodge County Jail pending formal charges.


Bob Barrington, managing attorney for the Dodge County District Attorney’s office, told Chicago’s ABC 7 News that domestic violence against are considered and will probably be submitted on Tuesday.

Public data shows that Hollinshead and Medina Espinosa separated in 2016. In that same year, she filed a protective order against him in DeKalb County, according to records.


Hollinshead had served for 11 years as a U.S. Army Intelligence analyst before becoming an assistant state attorney in Illinois. Her 5-year-old daughter, who was allegedly on the site of the shooting, is in the care of relatives, Barrington said.

The authorities said that the Beaver Dam is the first murder case in more than 30 years.

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