Courtney's bail set at $500,000 in Cross homicide

The Janesville man accused of attempting to stab his roommate to death, makes his initial court appearance to answer to charges that he bludgeoned his girlfriend to death with a rock.

At 28-year-old Clayton Courtney's initial appearance in Rock County Court Friday Assistant District Attorney Richard Sullivan argued the court should set a $1,000,000 bail.

Courtney's Attorney Joshua Klaff said that since Courtney has yet to post the $100,000 bail set in the attempted murder case involving his roommate, a lower bail is appropriate.

Courtney's charged with first degree intentional homicide in the death of 21-year-old Britney Cross.  He was arrested at jail Thursday where he's been waiting to answer to attempted first degree homicide charges in connection with the incident with his roommate.

Court Commissioner Stephen Meyer set Courtney's bail at $500,000 cash and scheduled his preliminary hearing for July 14th.