Published On: Fri, Oct 19th, 2012

Clayton Whittemore confesses ‘I just snapped’ in Alexandra Kogut murder case

The 21-year-old Clayton Whittemore told police that he “just snapped” when he murder his girlfriend with a curling iron last month.

UPDATE: Whittemore’s lawyers are using the insanity defense to get the man free – read more here

Clayton Whittemore handout photo

Alexandra Kogut was murdered last month, shocking several communities in the New York area, as the former local hockey star was arrested, even before Kogut’s name was released.

Whittemore and Kogut allegedly started shoving each other during an argument about ‘stupid stuff’ in her dorm room at the SUNY College at Brockport. He also told a sheriff’s deputy, “I killed my girlfriend.”

The fight allegedly escalated, he could hear Kogut’s breathing sounded irregular, so he grabbed a curling iron and beat his girlfriend of a year to death with it because ‘he loved her and didn’t want her to suffer,’ according to the Associated Press.

Whittemore has been charged with second-degree murder.

Whittemore, a student at Utica College, pleaded not guilty during his initial court appearance. His murder arraignment is scheduled for October 25.

Whittemore and Kogut, who attended the same high school, had been carrying on a long distance relationship for the past year after she went to school at Brockport nearly 150 miles from the couple’s home town of New Hartford.


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  1. Clayton Whittemore murder trial: 25 years to life for killing Alex Kogut - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] He was found guilty of second-degree murder in May for fatally beating Alex with an iron during a fight  in the freshman’s dorm room saying that he just snapped. […]

  2. Clayton Whittemore found guilty in murder of Alex Kogut - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] killed Alexandra Kogut in her dorm room room, confessing to authorities that he “just snapped.” His defense attorneys argued that he should be tried for manslaughter, not murder, suffering from […]

  3. Clayton Whittemore murder trial: 911 audio and video conversations with police set to go public - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] According to court documents, Whittemore told police he killed her during an escalating argument and that he “just snapped.”  […]

  4. Clayton Whittemore trial delayed to March: mental state during Alex Kogut murder new focus - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] expert has already concluded that Whittemore was suffering from extreme emotional disturbance when he “snapped” and fatally beat the New Hartford graduate at SUNY College at Brockport on Sept. 29, […]

  5. Clayton Whittemore appears in court, confessed to Alexandra Kogut murder in 911 call - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] attorneys say he suffered an extreme emotional disturbance the night of the attack and Whittemore confessed he just […]

  6. US_DOJ_Gov says:

    Large piece of Info. missing between: “They started shoving each other . . .


    “. . . he could hear Kogut’s breathing sounded irregular.”

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