A New York man accused of slitting a teen’s throat over the weekend reportedly spray-painted a chilling note on the street beside her dead body.
Brandon Clark, 21, has been charged with second-degree murder for the death of Bianca Devins, 17, in Utica on Sunday. Police told WSYR that they were alerted to the slaying after Devins’ body was posted to social media, adding that they discovered the message “May you never forget me” scribbled near her corpse.
Officers who responded to Poe Street were met by Clark, who reportedly admitted to killing Devins before attempting to take his own life by stabbing himself in the neck.
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Utica Police Seargent Bryan Coromato told WKTV that Clark was one of the people who called police Sunday morning. The New York Post reported that they discovered Clark lying over Devins’ body, which was covered by a tarp.
The pair had reportedly attended a concert in Queens on Sunday when they got into an argument that ultimately turned deadly. Police reportedly said that Devins and Clark were dating for a couple of months after meeting online, but multiple reports have challenged police’s account on their relationship. According to Heavy, Devins’ sister revealed on Instagram that Clark wasn’t an “internet boyfriend” but a “family friend” who they trusted.
The photo, which has been almost completely scrubbed off social media, reportedly shows Devins dead and covered in blood in an SUV. BuzzFeed reported that Clark continued to update his Instagram feed as police held him at gunpoint, posting a photo of his self-inflicted neck wound.
The news outlet reported that Clark posted a photo of Devins’ body on the gaming chat site Discord, writing, “sorry f**kers, you’re going to have to find somebody else to orbit.” A thread on the controversial sub-Reddit r/asktrp—popular with so-called “incels,” or men who are involuntarily celibate—describes a “beta orbiter” as a man who seeks a romantic relationship or sex with a woman, investing time and/or money, but receives neither. “Orbiter” is often used synonymously with someone who is friendzoned.
The New York Post reported that Clark is being held at the Oneida County Correctional Facility as he recovers from surgery.
Neighbors say the individual involved with the homicide wrote this on the ground where police say they found the body. We speak to neighbors on Poe Street tonight at five and six.@WKTV #wktv pic.twitter.com/9BzSt81NMp
— Brent Kearney (@BKearneyWKTV) July 15, 2019
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[Featured image: Bianca Devins/Utica Police Department]