BROCKPORT, N.Y. (WIVB) - Court documents filed over the murder of a SUNY Brockport freshman give gruesome details into the young woman's final moments.
Alexandra Kogut's body was found early in the morning on September 29. The 18-year-old girl had been brutally beaten to death. Monroe County Sheriff's responded, and hours later, 21-year-old Clayton Whittemore was arrested while driving along the Thruway. He has been charged with murdering his girlfriend, a crime police say he confessed to.
The Democrat and Chronicle has obtained court documents filed in the case, including an incident report from the Monroe County Jail. A deputy spoke to Whittemore, who is being held in the facility, and the deputy recounted what Whittemore allegedly told him.
You may find the following details graphic and disturbing.
The deputy said Whittemore told him he was angry at Kogut, who Whittemore had perceived as being rude to him during his visit with Kogut at Brockport. Whittemore allegedly told the deputy that the pair began to argue, and Kogut repeatedly shoved him. The deputy reports Whittemore said when Kogut wouldn't stop, he snapped, repeatedly pummeling the girl with his fists.
Whittemore allegedly added that he intended to kill her, and that when he was done pounding on the girl, she was breathing very badly, and he beat her with a curling iron until the noise stopped.
The deputy reports Whittemore said he knew Kogut was dead when he left her dorm room, and that Whittemore stated, "I wasn't even drunk, I just snapped."
Police say they had the wrong man, and that Jerome Thagard, who spent four years in prison, didn't murder Steven Northrup in 2009. But the victim's family says otherwise.
A Good Samaritan died Wednesday while trying to assist the driver of a tractor trailer who got stuck in the snow.
A 26-year-old male employee of Ying's Wings and Things told police that Haibo Jiang, also known as Jimmy Ying, choked him until he passed out.
It was so treacherous in North Collins, the mayor had to issue a travel ban, and village snow plows were pulled off the roadways to keep drivers from trying to plow in zero visibility.
The Buffalo School Board unanimously approved plans to transform Burgard High School into a Manufacturing Magnet School on Wednesday,
Investigators are making progress in the case of a Chihuahua thrown in a ditch while zipped up in a Coors Light thermal bag.