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      Clayton Whittemore to be sentenced for murder of Alex Kogut

      Sentencing is set for a 22-year-old man who killed his girlfriend inside her western New York college dorm room two years ago.

      Clayton Whittemore of New Hartford, near Utica, faces 25 years to life in prison when he's sentenced Tuesday morning in a Rochester courtroom.

      Whittemore was found guilty of second-degree murder in May for fatally beating 18-year-old Alexandra Kogut of New Hartford inside her room at the State University of new York College at Brockport on Sept. 29, 2012.

      Whittemore was enrolled at Utica College when he killed the former high school swimming star by beating her with his fists and a curling iron.