Clayton Whittemore sentenced to 25 years to life for murder of Alexandra Kogut
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 15:47:04 GMT —
Clayton Whittemore was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for the murder of Alexandra Kogut on Tuesday.
Whittemore was found guilty of beating Kogut to death back in May, and learned his fate in a Rochester courtroom Tuesday.
Whittemore was enrolled at Utica College when he killed Kogut in her SUNY Brockport dorm room by beating her with his fists and a curling iron.
Kogut's mother, Becky, gave a victim impact statement before sentencing, according to WHAM.
Becky was overcome with emotion and had to sit down.
She described dropping her daughter off to college and having a horrible fear she would never see Alexandra again.
Becky recalled texting Alexandra and Clayton on September 29. Clayton told her Alexandra was sleeping.
Becky said Clayton doesn't deserve to leave prison because she has been robbed as a mother.
Becky said letters Clayton wrote Alexandra over the few months before her death prove he was fighting demons and planned to kill her.
Whittemore spoke briefly at the sentencing, apologizing to Alexandra's family.
Becky Kogut demanded to know what time her daughter died. She was there when she was born and needed to know when she died.
Whittemore didn't know.