- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 20, 2015

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) - A man charged with killing his girlfriend in Janesville a year ago has pleaded guilty to the homicide in an agreement with prosecutors.

Twenty-one-year-old Britney Cross has found bludgeoned to death behind a building along the Rock River on May 4, 2014. A witness testified Cross argued with Clayton Courtney near the Memorial Bridge that night, then saw Courtney alone.

Courtney’s guilty plea to first-degree intentional homicide requires a mandatory life prison term, but the sentencing judge could set a possible parole date. Charges related to a knife attack on Courtney’s roommate the same night and threats to the roommate’s girlfriend could be dismissed, but read in at sentencing.

The Janesville Gazette (https://bit.ly/1dkbERA ) reports sentencing is set for August 12.

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Information from: The Janesville Gazette, https://www.gazetteextra.com

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