Trial to start for hockey star-turned-accused killer

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WIVB) – The trial of a former college hockey star, who’s accused of murdering his girlfriend in her dorm room, is due to begin Monday in Rochester.

Jury selection begins Monday in the trial of Clayton Whittemore who is charged with fatally beating 18-year-old Alexandra Kogut at SUNY Brockport in September 2012.

The trial has seen several delays as attorneys review psychiatric reports. Whittemore claims he was emotionally disturbed at the time of the alleged murder.

The defendant has pleaded not guilty to the charge of second degree murder. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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