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Published On: Fri, Nov 30th, 2012

Clayton Whittemore lawyer confirmed to be seeking insanity defense in Alexandra Kogut murder case

The attorneys for a man charged in the beating death of his girlfriend in her Brockport college dorm room plan to base their defense on what they say was their client’s “extreme emotional disturbance” at the time of the slaying.

Alexandra Kogut with Clayton Whittemore facebook photo

Clayton Whittemore’s attorneys have filed a notice of Extreme Emotional Disturbance; a form of what’s commonly known as the insanity defense.

The Monroe County District Attorney’s Office confirms the filing.

The notice lets prosecutors there know the direction in which Whittemore’s defense team intends to proceed. Now, both sides will summon their own psychiatrists or psychologists to examine Whittemore.

Initially the man confessed to the murder of Alexandra Kogut, his girlfriend, who he killed with an iron, beating her to death in her SUNY dorm room.

Whittemore detailed the events to investigators saying “he just snapped” as the pair began shoving one another during an argument.

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