Brandon Clark pleads guilty in New York teen’s death

This undated photo shows 17-year-old Bianca Devins.


H. Rose Schneider

UTICA, N.Y. – The New York man charged with killing 17-year-old Utica teen Bianca Devins pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree murder.

Brandon Clark, 22 of Bridgeport, appeared Monday in Oneida County Court. With his plea, Clark admitted to stabbing and killing Devins on July 14 in Utica and posting photos of her body on social media.

Clark is now facing 25 years to life in prison.

“I know she didn’t deserve what happened to her,” Clark said Monday morning, dressed in a gray suit he requested. “And I think that I need to realize that what I did I can’t undo, as much as I want to, and I need to face it. And I apologize to all the people that knew and loved her. I apologize to everybody affected by this.”

With the plea, a charge of first-degree promoting prison contraband was also dropped. Corrections officers allegedly found a sharpened toothbrush in Clark’s possession during a cell search in December.


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