A Utica area man charged with murdering his girlfriend at The College at Brockport is due in court for a hearing Friday.

Clayton Whittemore is accused of beating his girlfriend, 18-year-old freshman Alexandra Kogut, to death in her dorm room last September. Whittemore has pleaded not guilty.

. According to court paperwork, Whittemore admitted to killing Kogut in the statements to a jail deputy soon after his arrest. Authorities say he told the deputy that Kogut started pushing me and yelling at him so he said he pushed her back against the wall . He said soon after he started punching her and just snapped.