In a chilling last tweet, 18-year-old Alexandra Kogut revealed that she “should’ve known,” moments before her boyfriend Clayton Whittemore allegedly bludgeoned her to death as she started her first year at SUNY College at Brockport.
According to the Utica Observer Dispatch, the two New Hartford High School graduates looked forward to each other's weekend visits, according to their Twitter messages, and their playful tone gave no hint either was unhappy with the other. What the tweets did reveal, though, is that they missed one another.
So excited for @Whittemore21 to come to Brockport Saturday and bring me half moons” Kogut said on twitter.com
“Not if I eat them all first yummm,” Whittemore tweeted back.
“You better not eat my half moons or tomato pie!!!!” she replied.
They called each other “dork” and “freak,” and last Thursday Kogut - who everyone knew as “Alex” - tweeted her eagerness for Whittemore's latest visit this past weekend:“Ahhh see you sooon !! :)”
But by 12:13 a.m. Saturday, Kogut would tweet one last time: “Should've known.”
Authorities believe it was shortly after that time that 21-year-old Whittemore allegedly “brutally beat” Kogut inside her freshman college dorm. By 4 a.m., police had nabbed Whittemore at a rest stop on the state Thruway near DeWitt.
Calling hours for Alexandra Kogut will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Dimbleby, Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral Home, 13 Oxford Road, New Hartford.
The funeral will be at noon Thursday at St. John the Evangelist Church, New Hartford, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated.