Clayton Whittemore found guilty of second degree murder in killing of Alexandra Kogut

Alexandra Kogut's mother on Twitter after verdict.

Clayton Whittemore has been found guilty of second degree murder for the beating death of Alexandra Kogut.

The jury turned in a unanimous verdict on Friday.

The defense argued that Whittemore lost control of his temper the night he killed Kogut because he was â??in the throes of an emotional disturbance.â?? The defense also pointed to his abuse-filled childhood as a primary reason for his attack on Kogut in her SUNY Brockport dorm room in 2012.

Alexandra Kogut's mother took to Twitter after the verdict was read, saying "Justice for my beautiful baby."