BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say the boyfriend of a college freshman found beaten to death in her western New York university dorm room has admitted intentionally killing her.
Alexandra Kogut's body was found early Saturday at the State University of New York College at Brockport, 15 miles west of Rochester. Monroe County Sheriff's spokesman John Helfer says campus police discovered Kogut's body after her mother called them concerned because she couldn't reach her.
Her boyfriend, 21-year-old Clayton Whittemore, was arrested at a Thruway rest stop near Syracuse about an hour later.
A criminal complaint says Whittemore told state troopers that he intentionally killed the 18-year-old Kogut. No motive was given.
Whittemore has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder and is being held without bail. His public defender hasn't returned a call for comment.