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Judge orders second exam for Peters


Clintonville man charged with homicide

Circuit Court Judge Vicki Clussman ordered a second psychological evaluation of the Clintonville man accused of killing his mother.

Jordan Peters, 20, was charged Sept. 11, 2023, with first-degree intentional homicide.

Peters is accused of stabbing his mother, Angela S. Zahn, 39, Neenah, while she was driving them in Clintonville.

Zahn graduated from Clintonville High School and later moved to the Fox Valley area.

Shortly after 12:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 4, officers were dispatched to an open-line 911 call traced to Olsen Park. A woman could be heard moaning. She said she had been stabbed.

Sgt. Matthew Wright with the Clintonville Police Department found a man standing beside a car with its driver’s side door open.

The car was on Memorial Circle, which runs on the northwest side of the park.

A woman was lying in a fetal position down the street from the man. Police identified her as Zahn.

Zahn had difficulty breathing and she had suffered a stab wound just below her sternum.

While an ambulance crew was treating her, Zahn told Wright that her son had stabbed her and “he hates me.”

Theda Star flew Zahn to Theda Care Medical Center in Neenah, where she later succumbed to her injuries.

According to the criminal complaint, Peters told Wright, “I stabbed her.”

He then threw a folding knife at Wright’s feet.

When he was questioned by investigators, Peters reportedly sid, “I guess I got really angry and was thinking about the past and got to that breaking point and just stabbed her.”

At a court hearing on Feb. 5, Peters changed his plea to not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect. Clussman ordered a psychological exam.

On April 11, after both District Attorney Kat Turner and defense counsel Alex Gelhar had proposed that the court accept Peters plea, Clussman ordered a second psychological evaluation.

Peters is scheduled for a review hearing on June 13.

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