Did social media play a role in Utica teen's death?

UPD Sergeant Mike Curley sat down with Kristen Copeland to answer a few questions about how social media influenced the investigation.

Posted: Jul 16, 2019 5:22 PM
Updated: Jul 16, 2019 5:34 PM

UTICA, N.Y. -- So much of the Utica homicide investigation, and much of the relationship between 17-year-old Bianca Devins and her alleged killer, 21-year-old Brandon Clark, centered around social media.

Sergeant Mike Curley, with the Utica Police Department, sat down with Kristen Copeland to answer a few questions about how social media influenced the investigation.

Devins was known as a small-scale social media influencer – meaning she had a lot of followers on her Instagram and people took notice when she posted pictures.

Curley dives deeper into what role the platform had in the homicide.

Clark was charged with second-degree murder in Devins' death, and is currently in custody. 

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