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Family of teen internet personality Bianca Devins confront her murderer during emotional sentencing hearing




Prior to the sentencing against Brandon Clark, who pleaded guilty to the murder of Devins, his younger sister Olivia, his mother Kim and grandfather, Frank Williams, provided statements of impact to the victim.

Olivia Devins, now 17 (the same age as Bianca was at the time of her death), spoke about the frequent nightmares she suffers from, her inability to rely on meeting new people and being forced to wipe out her accounts on social media after continuously re-sending photos Clark had posted online of Bianca’s body after the murder.

“A lot of random people defined her profile pictures as the photo of my sister’s death and went into my page knowing I would definitely see her,” Olivia Devins said through tears. “The image, to this day, continues to be sent to me, but now I have all my social media accounts deleted.”

Kim Devins, Bianca’s mother, begged the judge to sentence Clark to prison “for the rest of his life.”

“We are looking for closure in relation to the crime that our beautiful angel took away from us by respectfully asking the court … to make sure Brandon Clark stays in jail for the rest of his life so he can’t hurt anyone and cause this a horrible pain for any other family, ”he said.

Bianca’s grandfather told Clark that if she was ever eligible and applied for parole, “you can be sure that our family will represent Bianca and ask her to consider her on the review board.”

Clark, who was 21 at the time of the murder, was sentenced Tuesday to 25 years in prison, according to CNN affiliate WKTV. However, he tried to drop his guilty plea after a judge denied Clark’s motion to retract his confession.

Devins, who had recently graduated from high school, had amassed a large number of social media following various platforms before his death.

She was especially well known in the online gaming community. And it was on a social app for players, Discord, where Clark posted photos of Devins’ body, police said.

Guess what met Clark on Instagram two months before his death. She had planned to attend Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica that fall, her family said at the time.