Promising college hockey player Clayton S. Whittemore is accused of killing his girlfriend, Alexandra Kogut, a student at the SUNY College at Brockport in upstate New York, Saturday. Reports are that Clayton Whittemore allegedly confessed to the heinous crime, but pled not guilty. He has been charged with second-degree murder. Alexandra Kogut, 21, reportedly suffered ‘extensive trauma to the upper body’, according to the campus chief of police.
Whittemore was arraigned in Sweden Town Court and pleaded not guilty. He appeared in front of Justice Robert Connors and was represented by Julie Cianca of the Monroe County Public Defender’s Office.
The judge said he did not have the proper authority to set bail, and Whittemore was remanded to the custody of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and sent to jail. A preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. Thursday at Town Court.
A felony complaint stated Whittemore admitted to killing the victim, and that the time of death was between 1 and 2:30 a.m.
Her body was found shortly after her mother called the school concerned, officials said. Whittemore was caught by police at about 4 a.m. at a state Thruway rest stop in DeWitt. Source
Whittemore pulled a Scott Peterson by trying to flee the country. He was found by state patrol at a highway rest-stop more than 100 miles away in Dewitt, which is not far from the American-Canadian border at Niagara Falls.