Saturday, October 20, 2012

"I Just Snapped" Murderer's Statement


‘I just snapped’: Boyfriend of SUNY freshman Alexandra Kogut says he beat her to death with his fists and a curling iron 

Clayton Whittmore, 21, told a cop that he beat his 18-year-old girlfriend Alexandra Kogut with his fists, and then hit her with a curling iron until she died because he didn’t want her to suffer.

This photo provided by the Monroe County Sheriff's Office shows Clayton Whittemore in Rochester, N.Y., on Oct. 1. Whittemore  is being charged with second-degree murder for the death of Alexandra Kogut.

AP

This photo provided by the Monroe County Sheriff's Office shows Clayton Whittemore in Rochester, N.Y., on Oct. 1. Whittemore is being charged with second-degree murder for the death of Alexandra Kogut.Hoping to “clear his mind,” Clayton Whittmore told a cop that he beat his 18-year-old girlfriend Alexandra Kogut with his fists, and then hit her with a curling iron until she died because he didn’t want her to suffer.

Whittmore, 21, is charged with killing Kogut in her SUNY Brockport dorm room last month.
While on suicide watch in jail after his arrest, he told a Monroe County sheriff’s deputy about the brutal crime, according to court documents obtained by the Utica Observer-Dispatch.
“I killed my girlfriend,” he told Deputy Kyle Reynolds. “I wasn’t even drunk. I just snapped.”
Note first person singular, "I", with "killed" in past tense as reliable.  
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FAMILY PHOTO VIA ROMANELLI COMMU

Alexandra Kogut's body was found early Saturday in her dorm room at the State University of New York College at Brockport, near Rochester. Her boyfriend Clayton Whittemore, of New Hartford, is charged with the killing.

 Whittmore, who attended Utica College, said he was visiting Kogut in Brockport on Sept. 29 when they got into an argument at a friend’s house because he felt she was being rude to him.
Later, he was ticketed for an open container, making him angrier.
The couple continued to argue about “stupid stuff” when they got to Kogut’s dorm room, Whittmore said, with Kogut pushing him and yelling at him.
“So I pushed her back against the wall to get her to stop,” he told Reynolds, according to the documents. “She wouldn’t stop pushing me, so I started punching her and just snapped. I kept hitting her over and over with my fists.”
When Kogut sounded “like there was blood or something blocking her breathing,” Whittmore said, “I didn’t want the girl I loved to suffer, so I started beating her with the curling iron until the noise stopped.”
He told Reynolds he left the dorm room knowing his girlfriend was dead. He was arrested at a rest stop a few hours later while driving away from Brockport.
His attorney, John Leonard, said there’s no proof that the court documents are accurate, the Observer-Dispatch reported.
“As far as we’re concerned, these are not facts — these are statements allegedly made by our client to some officer,” he said. “We don’t know what stress he was under, how long he had been up, the circumstances under which they were made — if they were even made.”
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Family and friends gather for the funeral of Alexandra on Oct. 4 in New Hartford, N.Y.

 Whittmore is set to be arraigned next Thursday in Monroe County Court on a second-degree murder charge.
It isn’t yet known if his statements to Reynolds will be admitted as evidence in his trial.

19 comments:

Frannie said...

Is he taking steroids? He has that look about him in his face. "Roid-Rage"?

Anonymous said...

Pretty girl, so young, gorgeous. I can't imagine what she ever saw in that ugly looking brute in the first place. Dead eyes. Ticking time bomb, just a matter of time before he killed.

Creature from hell. Beautiful women with killer men. Could have their pick of any man. Just don't get it. Never will.

Hobnob said...

off topic


The foster mother of a baby who died in a feces and cockroach-laden crib has been able to collect around $1million insurance money despite the seven-month-old being seriously neglected while under her care.
Baby Aurora Espinal-Cruz, from Tulsa, died in 2002 at the home of Deanza Jones. Despite the fact the previously healthy baby was found asphyxiated and unattended in her crib, no criminal charges were filed against Jones for the death.
In 2007, a jury awarded $20 million damages against Jones to Aurora's estate in a case that charged the baby died because of negligent foster care in a roach-infested home.
It grew to $24 million with interest

Lawyers said that just 17 days after the seven-month-old was placed under Jones' care, she was found in an unchanged feces-filled diaper, surrounded by vomit, with some of her skin eaten away by cockroaches.

Jones has always denied having neglected Aurora and denied allegations that the death resulted from her negligence.
A medical examiner attributed the 21-pound infant's death to a respiratory illness, and no criminal charges were filed.

Michael Barkett, one of the attorneys who handled the case on behalf of a special administrator for the child's estate, said after the ruling: 'If she can't keep the roaches off the baby, doesn't that speak volumes about the level of concern she had for that child?'
Now, a court has ruled that Jones will be able to 'profit from her own neglect' by being awarded the money from insurance proceeds, according to Tulsa World.
The ruling on Wednesday by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that children in Oklahoma's foster care system or their estates have no right to file 'bad faith' lawsuits against companies providing insurance for the state.
Despite the earlier case of $24 million, Jones did not have any funds to pay this and her attorney revealed at the time her job paid $12.63 an hour and she had $163 in her checking account.
'She can't write a check for $20 million. She can't write a check for $200,' he said.
In order to collect the judgment, attorneys representing the baby's estate had to agree to give the foster mother a portion of any settlement proceeds from their federal 'bad faith' lawsuit against the insurance companies

James Beckert, Jones' trial attorney, argued to that DHS employees were 'covering their flanks' and that Jones was being made the 'scapegoat'.

The estate's attorney alleged that DHS had received child-abuse complaints against Jones in the past.

About nine months after Aurora's death, Tulsa police investigated a new report of child abuse and arrested the foster mother on a complaint of injury to a minor child, an arrest report states.

She was later charged on accusations that she struck an 8-year-old boy several times with an extension cord, injuring his leg.

Jones admitted her guilt and received a two-year deferred sentence, records show.
DHS dropped Jones and her husband from its foster program because of the child abuse allegations in 2002, officials said. The lawsuit also alleged that DHS workers failed to notify Aurora's foster parents of her respiratory illness.

Aurora's mother, Jaimee Espinal-Cruz, said that through the lawsuit, she wanted people to 'know what happened' to her daughter and told Tulsa World she thinks about her every day.
'This was a very large loss,' she said. 'You have to forgive. You have to put it in God's hands.'

Aurora and her sister had been placed in foster care in 2001 after a teacher reported seeing bruises on the older girl and an allegation of physical abuse was made against a male family member, reports show

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2220389/Foster-mother-blamed-babys-death-died-choking-mucus-covered-feces-cockroach-bites-gets-1m-insurance-money.html

MaryK said...

What a waste of a young life. It's too bad his parents didn't teach him how to control his temper.

ecossie possie said...

It was a genuine confession from the horses mouth.He probably was tired and stressed those to circumstances do not negate or dissprove his confession.To many details only the murder would be privvy to.Beating death an curling iron used that like a huhe hokey stick an easy to test for d n a pluss coropberating woulnd patterns in skull an or any other areas of body struck.Only the perp an investigating officers would know those details.His lawers just bluffing bravado an is well aware his client uttered those words outside the interveie room but not of the record,Even without this entered in front of jury more than enuff evidence for conviction.

Anonymous said...

"Coropberating" ??!!!

Anonymous said...

"Huhe hokey stick" ?! Are you serious?

Anonymous said...

she was being rude to him
to argue about “stupid stuff”
pushing him and yelling at him
he wouldn’t stop pushing me

i understand
she deserved it
nice of him to "mercy killing" her
but are you sure he beat her
her face looks messed up to start with.

Anonymous said...

I grew up in CNY... went to nursing school at Saint Elizabeth's in Utica, just outside New Hartford, NY, where these two are from....
Parents, ....please, please, please....
If you THINK your daughter is involved in an abusive relationship....guess what??? She probably is.....
Don't put up with any crap from these guys. Boys today think they OWN your daughter.

Anonymous said...

ps....
To Alexandra's parents: you are in my thoughts and prayers

BostonLady said...

OMG Hobs, that is a horrific news story. I don't think I can process it. The baby was left to fend for themself without any ability to do so and suffered a horrific death.

I know I've said this before but I hope there is a special place in hell for these evil child abusers.

Lemon said...

When Kogut sounded “like there was blood or something blocking her breathing,” Whittmore said, “I didn’t want the girl I loved to suffer, so I started beating her with the curling iron until the noise stopped.”
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wow.

Seamus O Riley said...

MaryK said...
What a waste of a young life. It's too bad his parents didn't teach him how to control his temper.
October 20, 2012 8:22 PM


This sums up so much of what is true of our country now.

Parents do not take responsibility for raising sons. They abdicate this to the state.

Peter

Anonymous said...

what? you all are gonna blame his parents for this? why didn't her parents teach her to keep her mouth shut?

Anonymous said...

In resonse to: Anonymous said...
what? you all are gonna blame his parents for this? why didn't her parents teach her to keep her mouth shut?

October 21, 2012 11:53 AM

You are scary. How exactly do you treat the women in your life. Did you ever hear of walking away. A violent response is NEVER appropriate in a relationship. "teach her to keep her mouth shut"? If you are a women, you need a dose of self-respect, if you are a man - the women in your life need to run AND FAST!

Lemon said...

Run, don't walk.

Anonymous said...

I would like to know if this guy was involved in sports like George Huguely. There are so many young men (turned monsters) who are getting brain damaged playing sports. Definitely not an excuse, but perhaps something has to change the way we play certain sports like lacrosse or football, or changes in safety helmets? How many more will there be? Perhaps schools, coaches and parents need to be more involved with mental health monitoring and anger management. This couldn't have been the first incident involving this individual and everyone who knew about his temper should be held responsible for her death.

Anonymous said...

what type of curling iron could you use to kill with, that is the question....

S + K Mum said...

Anonymous @ 8.56, 9.03 & 9.24pm.....

????????!