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Father of Utica murder suspect apologizes

The father of Brandon Clark, the Cicero man accused of killing 17-year-old Bianca Devins of Utica, is apologizing to Devins' family.

Posted: Jul 18, 2019 12:07 AM

UTICA, N.Y. - The father of Brandon Clark, the Cicero man accused of killing 17 year old Bianca Devins of Utica, is apologizing to Devins' family.

Jason Clark told CNYCentral in Syracuse that he is struggling to comprehend the accusations against his son and wants the family of Bianca Devins to know he is sorry. Clark's father says his son was raised right but admits there was some dysfunction.

Oswego County Court documents show Clark's father has a history in the court system himself. Clark was convicted in the past of assault, burglary, and attempted criminal possession of a forged instrument.

Most recently in 2010, Clark was in a 10-hour standoff with Fulton police. According to court records, Clark faced 5 charges for threatening to kill his wife by holding a knife to her throat.

WKTV reached out to Utica Police and they say there is no indication that Brandon Clark's actions were a result of his father's previous behavior.

A friend of Bianca Devins reacted to Clark's apology.

"I don't think there is any way to excuse or apologize for something so horrible. No apology is going to make it any better," Tea Parker, a friend of Bianca Devins said. "We just wish she was here. She was a beautiful person inside and out, a kind heart, a friendly smile, very helpful and she did make a positive impact on many people's lives."

The investigation is still ongoing.

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