Man accused of killing girlfriend in her SUNY Brockport dorm due in court
Wed, 13 Feb 2013 18:10:00 GMT —
*Update*--A trial date has been set for Clayton Whittemore, the New Hartford man accused of killing his girlfriend, Alexandra Kogut, in her SUNY Brockport dorm room in September, according to WKTV. Whittemore will have at least two hearings, both scheduled for May 10, before a trial scheduled for September 30. He appeared in Monroe County Court this morning where the hearings and trial were scheduled.
A former college student accused of fatally beating his girlfriend inside her upstate New York dorm room is due in court.
A motions hearing in Clayton Whittemore's case is set for Wednesday in state Supreme Court in Rochester.
It's expected that Whittemore's lawyers will challenge a police search of the 21-year-old and his car at a New York Thruway rest area hours after the killing, as well as Whittemore's arrest. The Observer-Dispatch of Utica reported that Whittemore's lawyers filed the motions in January.
A Monroe County Sheriff's report released in October says Whittemore told authorities he snapped and killed 18-year-old Alexandra Kogut, a New Hartford native, while arguing with her at the State University of New York College at Brockport Sept. 29.
Whittemore, a Utica College student, has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder.