UTICA, N.Y. (WUTR-TV) — 22-year-old Brandon Clark is accused of killing 17-year old Bianca Devins on July 24, 2019 on Poe Street in East Utica. Devins was cut and stabbed with a knife, then images of her deceased body were shared across social media for several hours before being removed from public view.
Back in February Clark pleaded guilty to the second degree murder charge, but has since changed his decision. On July 28, 2020 Clark requested to withdraw the guilty plea, insisting that he was coerced by his former defense attorney into accepting the charges. On Monday Clark’s new attorney, Gregg Starczewski submitted the documents needed to file a motion to withdraw the guilty plea.
Clark is due back in court at 9:15 a.m. on September 22, 2020 to answer arguments and decisions regarding the motion to withdraw his guilty plea. If convicted, Clark could face 25 years to life in prison.