The boyfriend of a 17-year-old social media star may have murdered her in a jealous rampage after she kissed another man while attending a concert in Queens on Saturday night, officials said.
Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara on Tuesday revealed the possible motive for why Brandon Clark, 21, allegedly slit Bianca Devins’ throat and posted photos of her body on Instagram.
‘The belief is that she kissed somebody at the concert and that’s what upset him,’ McNamara said, according to
‘I have a very hard time understanding how anybody can justify taking another young person’s life because they kissed somebody else,’ he added.
Final messages understood to have been sent by Bianca Devins, 17, just before she was brutally murdered by Brandon Clark have revealed his jealousy
Bianca Devins (pictured) was violently murdered on her way back from a concert, when Brandon Clark, 21, slit her throat
Correspondence between Devins and a fellow online gamer appear to show Clarke growing jealous as she became closer to the other man throughout the night
A message sent by Devins shortly before she was brutally murdered have revealed her killer’s jealousy.
She wrote on gamer chat site Discord, where the pair first met two months ago, that she had kissed a man and held hands with him at a concert – but her ‘friend’, thought to be Clark, caught them and was ‘mad’.
She posted the message in a chat at 5.47am on Sunday and by 7am, when police in Utica, New York, were called, she was dead.
The messages sent on Discord, a service that allows gamers to communicate with each other via video, audio or text, reveal she had grown closer to the other man throughout the evening.
She told her friend the evening was going well, saying: ‘Hahaha. No he’s perfect. I’m in love.’
She then wrote: ‘We held hands my friend isnso [sic] mad. He saw us kiss. I kissed him twice.’
Utica Police Lieutenant Bryan Coromato said they received a call on Sunday morning that led them to the crime scene.
‘We got a call from one of the parents that was concerned about some things that were occurring in the relationship at this point,’ he said.
Brandon Clarke has been charged with second degree murder and has been hospitalized after police allege he tried to slit his own throat
An argument is understood to have broken out between the pair on the drive back from Queens, New York City, to Utica
Bianca’s sister scotched rumors that the pair had only just met and that Clark was simply an ‘internet boyfriend’.
She wrote on Instagram ‘it wasn’t just an ‘internet boyfriend’ this was a close family friend whom we’ve met and trusted so much. I do not want false information spread around.’
Clark has been charged with second-degree murder.
On Saturday, Devins and Clark had gone to a Nicole Dollenganger concert then driven back to Utica at around 10pm. Clark was the driver.
He then allegedly snapped and slit his girlfriend’s throat.
Clark posted a photo of her body with the caption ‘I’m sorry Bianca’ to Instagram, which has been criticized for failing to remove it for almost a day.
He also allegedly posted a photo on a server on Discord, with the caption, ‘Sorry fuckers, you’re gonna have to find someone else to orbit.’
Orbit is an internet slang term for stalking a woman’s social media profile who you are sexually interested in.
The nature of Devins’ relationship to Clark remains unclear
Bianca was known online as an ‘e-girl’ and had built up a small following across her two Instagram accounts
After photos of her body emerged online, numerous people called 911 to report it. Police were already trying to find the pair when he called himself.
Police arrived at the scene on Sunday morning to find Clark lying on the ground beside a black SUV.
When the officer approached, he began to stab himself in the neck with a knife.
The officer requested emergency medical care as Clark then laid himself across a green tarp that was on the ground.
He was subsequently taken to hospital for emergency surgery, with his injuries described as ‘severe’ but not life-threatening.
He was charged with second-degree murder Monday night and faces 25 years in prison if convicted.
Devins had plans to go to community college at the time of her death and has been described by her family as a talented artist and wonderful young girl
She had plans to go to community college at the time of her death and has been described by her family as a talented artist and wonderful young girl
Nicole Dollanger tweeted her condolences to Devins, saying: ‘RIP Biana. What happened to this beautiful angel was evil, cruel and senseless.
‘I am heartbroken for her and all her loved ones.’
Some have claimed he was an obsessive stalker.
American video game developer Brianna Wu claimed Clark ‘stalked [Devins] through Discord’.
‘”It’s just online! Women should ignore the abuse,” they say. Well, it’s not online anymore.
‘A 17-year-old girl was stalked through Discord and murdered by an man. He posted pictures of this horror to Instagram.
‘There’s something deeply wrong with what we’ve built,’ she said.
Devins had plans to go to community college at the time of her death and has been described by her family as a talented artist and wonderful young girl.
‘She is now looking down on us, as she joins her cat, Belle, in heaven,’ they said in a statement.
‘Bianca’s smile brightened our lives. She will always be remembered as our Princess.
‘Your prayers help to strengthen us through this difficult time.’