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Utica teen's murder garners global attention; family hopes for change

Along with local media, A & E Originals was in Oneida County Court for murder suspect Brandon Clark's appearance Wednesday, on what would have been his alleged victim, Bianca Devins', 18th birthday. In fact, the world is watching.

Posted: Oct 2, 2019 6:13 PM

Along with local media, A & E Originals was in Oneida County Court for murder suspect Brandon Clark's appearance Wednesday, on what would have been his alleged victim, Bianca Devins', 18th birthday. In fact, the world is watching.

"Through Sunday night into Monday morning, the day and the day after the incident, we were pretty much flooded with any media outlet you can think of, nationally and internationally," says Utica Police Lieutenant, Bryan Coromato.

Murder is hardly a rarity. But this case is unique; a dark documentary, allegedly produced, directed and acted by the suspect himself, almost in real time.

"The case started on the internet, on discord platform, which is a platform that's not known to everybody where her image was originally put out there and the original call came from a user from that platform that contacted us that saw the picture," says Lt. Coromato.

Victim Bianca Devins' family is in court for every appearance by her accused killer. They wear pink shirts and pins bearing her image, to honor her. They're willing to talk about her unspeakable murder in hopes of reminding people that she was a human being, with much promise, and, to bring about change that will spare other families from suffering their heartache, not only from losing their beloved daughter and granddaughter, but the trauma that came after.

"More awareness that there needs to be moral responsibility in social media, so pictures and photographs like those that were shown of Bianca will not be out there to hurt the hearts of the people who love them and not to shame the memory of a person who lived such a good life," said Devins' grandfather, Frank Williams.

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