Sentencing Hearing Scheduled In Hit Man Conspiracy Case

The 62-year-old Ripon man who recently stood trial for trying to hire hit men will be sentenced in May. A Fond du Lac County jury late last month found Lee Stellmacher guilty of conspiracy to commit 1st degree murder and conspiracy to commit substantial battery. A sentencing date has been scheduled for May 10th. Stellmacher attempted to hire a motorcycle gang to kill a man in Indiana. He also tried to hire a hit man to injure a Ripon man. That hit man was an undercover officer. He was taken into custody following an investigation involving the state’s Justice Department’s Division of Criminal Investigation, Lake Winnebago Area MEG Unit and Ripon Police.