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Published On: Tue, Feb 18th, 2014

Clayton Whittemore murder trial: 911 audio and video conversations with police set to go public

A confession and incriminating statements made to 911 and police by the made accused of murder his girlfriend in 2012 will be released to the public.

Alexandra Kogut with Clayton Whittemore facebook photo

Alexandra Kogut with Clayton Whittemore facebook photo

Clayton Whittemore, age 22, of New Hartford, Oneida County, is accused of beating to death his girlfriend, Alexandra Kogut, inside her dorm room Sept. 29, 2012.

He is charged with second-degree murder.

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

Several local news agencies have asked the judge to approve a release to the public.

Now state Supreme Court justice, Daniel J. Doyle ruled to release audio and video recordings of Whittemore’s Sept. 29 conversations with 911 and police.

Whittemore’s attorney in May had sought to suppress incriminating statements his client gave to police, but state Supreme Court Justice Daniel J. Doyle denied the motion in a Jan. 27 ruling.

His trial has been delayed three times with a new date set for March 30, 2014.

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