Whittemore tapes have been released
Updated: Friday, February 14 2014, 10:45 PM EST
Rochester, N.Y. – For the first time, tapes of Clayton Whittemore’s interrogation by police have been released.
Whittemore is facing the accusation of beating his girlfriend, Alexandra Kogut, to death in her SUNY Brockport dorm room when he was visiting her for the weekend back in September 2012.
On Friday, after a judge's ruling, the videotaped interrogation was released to the media.
The audio is difficult to hear, but Whittemore did tell investigators about the argument he had with Alex that lead up to the fight.
“We’ve had those fights before,” said Whittemore. “I was like if you want me to go I’ll go I’m cool with that, she was like no you’re sleeping with me tonight.”
Whittemore told investigators once they got back to Kogut’s dorm the fight escalated.
“She started pushing me a little bit,” said Whittemore. “I just snapped.”
Whittemore allegedly beat Kogut unconscious.
“That’s when everything really like started hitting me and I was like, what the hell is going on? And I just got scared,” Whittemore explained to the investigator. “[I] hit her over the head probably about four more times. I wanted to take her out of the misery she was in.”
The investigator asked Whittemore, if he got her medical help when she was still breathing would she have survived?
Whittemore said, “I don’t know. I don’t think so, that’s why I did what I did.”
Later in the interview Whittemore said, “I didn’t want to watch someone that I care about suffer and die.”
Whittemore is charged with second degree murder. His trial is scheduled to start in March.