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Attorney John Leonard talks with is client Clayton Whittemore during closing arguments Thursday, May 29, 2014, in Rochester, N.Y. The 22-year-old Whittemore was charged in the September 2012 beating death of 18-year-old girlfriend Alexandra Kogut inside her dorm room at the State University of New York College at Brockport, 15 miles west of Rochester. (AP Photo/Democrat & Chronicle, Jamie Germano) MAGS OUT; NO SALES (Jamie Germano)

Defendant Clayton Whittemore listens during closing arguments Thursday, May 29, 2014, in Rochester, N.Y. The 22-year-old Whittemore was charged in the September 2012 beating death of 18-year-old girlfriend Alexandra Kogut inside her dorm room at the State University of New York College at Brockport, 15 miles west of Rochester. (AP Photo/Democrat & Chronicle, Jamie Germano) MAGS OUT; NO SALES (Jamie Germano)

Defense attorney Mark Curley makes a point as defendant Clayton Whittemore, right, listens before closing arguments Thursday, May 29, 2014, in Rochester, N.Y. The 22-year-old Whittemore was charged in the September 2012 beating death of 18-year-old girlfriend Alexandra Kogut inside her dorm room at the State University of New York College at Brockport, 15 miles west of Rochester. (AP Photo/Democrat & Chronicle, Jamie Germano) MAGS OUT; NO SALES (Jamie Germano)

District Attorney Sandra Doorley, left, confers with defense attorney's Mark Curley, second from left, and John Leonard along with their client Clayton Whittemore, during closing arguments Thursday, May 29, 2014, in Rochester, N.Y. The 22-year-old Whittemore was charged in the September 2012 beating death of 18-year-old girlfriend Alexandra Kogut inside her dorm room at the State University of New York College at Brockport, 15 miles west of Rochester. (AP Photo/Democrat & Chronicle, Jamie Germano) MAGS OUT; NO SALES (Jamie Germano)

FILE- In this photo provided by Mary Kate Heaton, Alexandra Kogut is shown in New York, N.Y. A Monroe County jury, sitting in Rochester, N.Y., convicted Clayton Whittemore of murdering Kogut in 2012. Prosecutors said Whittemore beat his 18-year-old girlfriend to death in her dorm room at the State University of New York College at Brockport, N.Y., 15 miles west of Rochester. (AP Photo/ Mary Kate Heaton, File) (Uncredited)
Man found guilty of girlfriend's dorm room murder
Man who told police he beat girlfriend with curling iron in dorm room is convicted of murder

Posted on May 31, 2014 at 1:32 p.m.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man who told police he “just snapped” and killed his girlfriend with his fists and a curling iron while visiting her college dorm has been found guilty of murder.

The Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester reports (http://on.rocne.ws/1rufsVe ) that a jury on Friday found 22-year-old Clayton Whittemore guilty in Monroe County Court in Rochester.

Prosecutors said Whittemore killed 18-year-old Alexandra Kogut in her dorm room in September 2012 at the State University of New York College at Brockport, 15 miles west of Rochester. Both are from New Hartford.

Whittemore was enrolled at Utica College when the former high school swimming star was slain.

Whittemore could face 25 years to life in prison at his sentencing July 16.

Information from: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, http://www.democratandchronicle.com