November 23, 2014
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - A New York man who told police he "just snapped" and killed his girlfriend with his fists and a curling iron while visiting her college dorm has been found guilty of murder.
The Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester reports that a jury on Friday found 22-year-old Clayton Whittemore guilty in Monroe County Court in Rochester.
Prosecutors said Whittemore killed 18-year-old Alexandra Kogut in her dorm room in September 2012 at the State University of New York College at Brockport, 15 miles west of Rochester. Both are from New Hartford.
Whittemore was enrolled at Utica College when the former high school swimming star was slain.
Whittemore could face 25 years to life in prison at his sentencing July 16.
Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.