September 17, 2014

Courtney pleads not guilty to murder of Edgerton woman

Clayton Courtney

Clayton Courtney

A bearded Clayton Courtney offered little emotion and fewer words during a plea hearing Wednesday in Rock County Court.

The 28-year-old is accused of bludgeoning 21-year-old Britney Cross of Edgerton to death near the Rock River in Janesville on May 4th, then going home and viciously attacking a roommate and attempting to set a fire.

Judge James Daley accepted a not guilty plea from Courtney’s attorney and ordered a trial by jury on seven counts, including homicide, attempted homicide, and attempted arson.

Courtney is due back in court October 9.

WCLO