The Utica Police Department in New York charged Brandon Clark with the murder of Bianca Devins.
Devins, 17, identified as biromantic and asexual. Gay Star News first reported on her death Monday (15 July) morning, reporting exclusive information about her.
Authorities charged Devins’ boyfriend, Brandon Clark, 21, with New York State Penal Law 125.25 and second-degree murder. This charge is a Class A-I felony, with Class A being the highest of felonies.
Utica police released further details about Devins and her death later on Monday. Through their investigation, they determined Clark was Devins’ boyfriend, after the pair met on Instagram two months ago.
A tragic and brutal death
In the press release of its investigation, the Utica Police Department said officers arrived at Poe Street near Culver Avenue in Utica, where police found Devins’ body and an injured Clark, after Oneida County Dispatch received numerous calls about the incident.
After officers tried to engage with Clark, he began stabbing himself in the neck with a knife. He then went to a green tarp which covered Devins’ body.
Clark indicated to the police it was Devins and he started taking photos of himself by the tarp. Earlier, he had shared a video of Devins’ death to Discord, a social media website for primarily for gamers, as reported by GSN.
Officers apprehended him and took him into custody. He underwent emergency surgery for ‘severe injuries’ at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital.
Family remembers Bianca Devins as a ‘princess’ with a bright smile
‘She is now looking down on us, as she joins her cat, Belle, in heaven. Bianca’s smile brightened our lives. She will always be remembered as our Princess,’ Devins’ family said of her in a statement.
In a separate Instagram post, Liv Devins remembered her sister, Bianca.
‘I hate that I have to write this. I hate knowing you’re not going to ever come back home,’ she wrote. ‘You were the best sister anyone could’ve ever asked for. … Thank you for being the best sister I could ever imagine. Thank you for always protecting me and sticking up for me.
‘I am going to do this for you. Every day I’m going to do my best and I’m going to get through this thing called life and do it all for you. Rest easy, I love you so much forever and always.’
In June, Devins graduated from T. R. Proctor High School. She was planning to attend Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC) in the fall.