AKTAINDONESIA.COM – NEWYORK – Hot news on three city about Bianca Devinc,17
Who is Bianca Devins?
Bianca Devins, whose Instagram account has more than 70,000 followers, was brutally murdered overnight on Saturday July 13.
She was allegedly killed by a man who then posted photos of her corpse online early Sunday morning, said police.
Grisly pictures of her body – the teen’s throat was slit – were redistributed widely, including by posters who cruelly made light of or celebrated her brutal death.
But others urged people to stop circulating the images, which had appeared via online chat sites, and alerted the police.
Officers were trying to find the teen when 21-year-old Brandon Clark called 911 himself to report what he’d done, Utica’s public safety department said in a statement.
On Monday, police said that her alleged assailant was being held on a second-degree murder charge.
Officers who tracked the call found Clark stabbing himself in the neck, causing injuries that required hospital treatment. Devins’ body was beneath a tarp nearby.
The pair had attended a concert on Saturday night in New York City, where they are believed to have got into an argument.
They arrived back in Utica early Sunday and went to a site on a dead-end street, according to the police statement.
There, they argued until Clark used a large knife to kill the teenager, cops added.
Devins’ family said in a written statement that the teen was “a talented artist, a loving sister, daughter and cousin, and a wonderful young girl, taken from us all too soon.
“Bianca’s smile brightened our lives. She will always be remembered as our Princess.”
Devins graduated from high school last month and had been looking forward to attending a community college in autumn.
She was reportedly popular as an “egirl” on the Tik Tok app, according to cops.
On Instagram her sister, Olivia Devins, called Clark a “family friend”, adding that, despite initial reports, he “wasn’t just an ‘internet boyfriend’ this was a close family friend who we’ve met and trusted so much.
“I do not want false information being spread around.”
Olivia Devins thanked Bianca for “being the best sister I could ever imagine”.
How has Instagram reacted?
Instagram deactivated Brandon Clark’s account on Monday morning – a day after it received complaints.
Images of the victim’s body are reported to have appeared on Instagram hidden behind a sensitive content filter, but would become visible to those wanting to see it.
The social network giant said it has taken steps to prevent further sharing and re-posting of the images by searching for and removing accounts trying to share content linked to Bianca Devins’ murder, as well as anyone attempting to impersonate the suspect.
“Our thoughts go out to those affected by this tragic event. We are taking every measure to remove this content from our platforms,” the firm said in a statement.
But, in the UK, Damian Collins – chairman of a committee which has led inquiries into the policing of illegal content – accused social platforms of failing to take violent content seriously.
“Another brutal murder has gone viral. When will social networks take violence seriously?” he wrote on Twitter.
Reg from : the sun.co.uk
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