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Criminal charges to be filed against man who claims multiple murders

JANESVILLE, WI (WTAQ) - Criminal charges were expected Tuesday afternoon in a stabbing incident in Janesville, allegedly committed by a man tied to at least one separate homicide.  

Police confirmed the impending charges against 28-year-old Clayton Courtney. They would not say what the charges would be, but Courtney was booked on possible counts of attempted reckless homicide, attempted arson, criminal damage, and disorderly conduct.  

The stabbing was reported during a fight at a Janesville home on Sunday night in which he reported claimed he had killed three people that evening.

Investigators then followed up on a report that Courtney was going drink and take drugs with a woman near a downtown Rock River bridge. Officers later found his girlfriend dead. They identified her Tuesday as 21-year-old Britney Cross. Preliminary autopsy results showed that she died from blunt force trauma.  

Officials said they were looking for evidence of the other two murders Courtney apparently claimed he committed.  

Police released a mug shot of Courtney with mud on his face and a frontal tattoo across his shoulders reading "Pure Hate."

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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