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Judge dismissed attempted homicide charge of Fond du Lac woman

The attempted homicide charge against twenty-eight-year-old Kenna Bowe was recently dismissed by a Fond du Lac County judge, a Fond du Lac Reporter article stated on June 29.

This charge was related to the incident in which Bowe gave her daughter 12 sleeping pills and attempted to overdose herself. Her attorney argued that the amount of drugs that entered the child’s body was not enough to kill her, and he backed this up with reports from a toxicology expert and a medical professional.

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DNA evidence links Clayton Courtney to Britney Cross’ murder

Police authorities found evidence that would implicate 28-year-old Janesville resident Clayton Courtney in the death of 21-year-old Britney Cross, whose body was found last month along the Rock River, GazetteXtra reported on June 19.

Courtney was already in custody due to the alleged attempted murder of his roommate on the same night that Cross was killed by blunt force injury to her head. Deputy Chief Dan Davis said in a prepared statement that a baseball cap, a pocket-sized Bible, and a T-shirt belonging to Cross were all recovered at the scene of the crime. Blood on Cross’ pants matched Courtney’s DNA, the Wisconsin crime laboratory stated.

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Unlikely that Janesville stabbing suspect killed three others

28-year-old Janesville, Wisconsin resident Clayton Courtney, suspect in the homicide of 21-year-old girlfriend Brittany Cross, did not likely kill two other people that night, the Wisconsin State Journal reported on May 13.

Janesville Police Chief David Moore said Courtney is not a suspect in the stabbing of 75-year-old Janesville resident Mary Coulthard. Moore added that 59-year-old missing person Gerald Hockensmith was found alive and well on May 12. Roommate and stabbing victim Michael Clark revised his statement on Courtney’s speech prior to stabbing him. Originally stated as, “I have killed three people tonight. We are all going to die,” Clark more recently said the statement was, “I have killed three people.” Because of this, Janesville police expanded its investigation to cover southern Wisconsin and norther Illinois within a larger time period. The Federal Bureau of Investigation will aid in the investigation.

Courtney was charged with the attempted homicide of Clark, along with two other felony charges and three misdemeanors.

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Janesville man stabs roommate, may have killed others

Twenty-eight-year-old Janesville, Wisconsin resident Clayton Courtney nearly stabbed his roommate to death, NYDailyNews.com reported on May 5. 28-year-old Michael Clark was found in their house on N. Pontiac Drive at around 10 p.m. on Sunday, May 4.

According to the police who investigated the case, Courtney attempted to light his other roommate’s car on fire prior to the stabbing and came inside the house yelling, “I’ve already killed three people tonight.” The 32-year-old pregnant woman and her two children who also live there were uninjured.

Janesville Police Chief Dave Moore said the police department is investigating whether his alleged killing spree is connected to the body of an unidentified woman found under the Memorial Street Bridge near Rock River on the morning of May 5.

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Plover man jailed and charged with first-degree intentional homicide

Thirty-three-year-old Plover resident Jose Luis Flores Aca admitted to killing his neighbor via strangulation, and then sexually assaulting the victim’s body before setting it on fire. Aca told police investigators that he choked 36-year-old Jamie Koch to death at her apartment on August 7, a report from WSAW-TV showed.

The report, which was published on Tuesday, September 3, added that Aca was jailed on a $1 million cash bond on charges of three felonies, including first-degree intentional homicide. Flores Aca will be preliminarily tried for his charges on September 11, and a judge will determine whether there was enough evidence presented so a trial can proceed.

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‘Whitey’ Bulger trial reaches onclusion as lawyers focus on mob witnesses

The defense and the prosecution James “Whitey” Bulger’s trial focused their closing arguments on Monday, August 5 on his ex-“Winter Hill” gang members’ testimonies.

The three, consisting of Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi, John “The Executioner” Martorano, and Kevin Weeks admitted to the 19 murders Bulger was accused of either committing or ordering in the 1970s and the 1980s. The former gang members also talked about Bulger’s involvement in extorting fellow criminals and local business owners.

Assistant U.S. attorney Fred Wyshak said that Bulger was “one of the most vicious, violent, and calculating criminals to ever walk the streets of Boston” in his closing statement for the eight-week-long trial.

Defense attorney J.W. Carney, on the other hand, accused the government of buying testimony from the suspects.

Martorano’s sentence was reduced to 12 years after admitting guilt to 20 murders and Weeks’ to five years after confessing involvement in five killings.

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Hernandez denied bail by Superior Court judge

A Bristol County, Massachusetts Superior Court judge denied former New England Patriots tight end Andrew Hernandez’s attempt to post bail on Thursday, June 27, after being arrested on a first-degree murder charge.

Judge Renee P. Dupuis’ decision upheld the ruling of district court Judge Daniel O’Shea on Wednesday, June 26, after the football player was charged with murder and had a five weapons indictment in relation to the killing of 27-year-old former semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd.

Lloyd’s body, which was covered with bullets, was found in an industrial park near Hernandez’s house on June 17.

According to The Boston Globe, Hernandez is also being investigated by the police for his alleged involvement in a 2012 double homicide.

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Appeals court upholds Roseville resident’s murder of Wisconsin man

The Minnesota Court of Appeals upheld the murder conviction of Roseville resident Timothy Bakdash despite his defense lawyers claim that he should not be convicted because the victim that he killed was not the person Bakdash originally set out to harm.

In a ruling on May 20, the appeals court affirmed Bakdash’s 2012 conviction for the hit-and-run killing of University of Minnesota senior Benjamin Van Handel of Appleton, Wisconsin, even though the defense said Van Handel was not Bakdash’s intended victim.

The court noted that even though Bakdash didn’t kill the intended victim, as long as he had intent to kill and that intent resulted in the harm of another person, the crime can still be considered murder due to transferred intent.

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Mother of two-year-old who died allegedly due to foul play cleared of charges

A judge dismissed the case against a mother supposedly involved with the death of her daughter due to the statute of limitations expiring.

Charges of accessory to a felony (Class IV felony) and false reporting (Class I misdemeanor) against 25-year-old Appleton, Wisconsin resident Charyse Geurts were dropped by Scotts Bluff County District Court Judge Leo Dobrovolny last Thursday, April 5.

This was an offshoot of Bell Island’s, Geurt’s attorney, motion to abandon the case. He argued that the obstruction case’s three-year allowable time for the prosecution of the case had already lapsed.

Geurts was indicted for allegedly not answering questions raised by the police following the death of her daughter, two-year-old Juliette Serenity, on July 11, 2008. She died due to head and abdomen trauma.

Charges weren’t filed until Geurt’s aunt, Monica Hall, initiated a petition for a grand jury investigation in July 2012.

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