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Son charged with killing father in Rock County

Thirty-year-old Beloit, Wisconsin resident Peter Hemmy has been charged with first degree intentional homicide in Rock County for the death of his 58-year-old father, Bruce Hemmy.

Police authorities said the younger Hemmy turned himself in on Monday, August 25, after striking his father numerous times in the head with a hammer. According to reports, he told the authorities that he had committed a crime at his home, and when the home was checked, they found his father.

Hemmy was given a bond of $250,000 and is set to make a court appearance on Tuesday, September 16 for a pre-trial proceeding to determine if there is enough evidence in order to move forward with a trial.

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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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Man takes plea deal in Grand Chute homicide

On Thursday, March 27 Michael Potts accepted a last-minute plea bargain deal before his case went to trial. In 2008, Potts was charged with homicide for a 2008 murder that took place in Grand Chute.

According to Post-Crescent Media, Potts took the deal hours before his Thursday trial and, instead, was found guilty of new charges, first-degree reckless homicide, possessing a firearm as a felon, and jumping bail.

District Attorney Carrie Schneider said the prosecution panel will suggest a 20-year jail term for Potts. However, Judge John McGinnis can still give the maximum 40-year sentence for imprisonment.

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