A Janesville man who reportedly claimed that he killed three people has been ordered to stand trial for the non-fatal stabbing of his roommate.
28-year-old Clayton Courtney had a preliminary hearing Monday in Rock County Circuit Court on felony charges of attempted homicide, reckless endangerment, and arson. He’s also charged with three misdemeanors, and he’s due back in court Thursday to enter pleas.
Courtney’s lawyer said the state could not prove that his client intended to kill Michael Clark, who was stabbed in the shoulder and foot earlier this month. A judge ruled there was enough evidence to continue the proceedings.
Courtney is also being investigated in the beating death of his girlfriend, 21-year-old Britney Cross. The Edgerton woman’s body was found near a Janesville park on the same night he was arrested for the stabbing. Last week, Janesville Police said they could not find proof that Courtney killed three people in one night — as he reportedly claimed the night of the stabbing. They said they would continue investigating, to see if such deaths occurred during a longer period.