UTICA, NY – Hundreds of people gathered for a vigil Monday to remember 17-year-old Utica homicide victim Bianca Devins.
They lit candles, listened to music, and launched luminaries in her memory.
At one point the crowd repeatedly chanted “love, not violence.”
Derek Ward, a classmate of Bianca’s, remembers her fondly.
“She was very kind. She was very forgiving. She was one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. Nobody dislikes her. Nobody hated her, and I’ve never heard anything bad said about her," he said.
Brandon Clark, has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Devins.