THE FAMILY of a murdered Instagram influencer has sued a prosecutor for releasing footage of their daughter having sex with her killer and images of her corpse following her shocking death.
The lawsuit alleges that the Oneida County District Attorney’s Office mishandled evidence in the Bianca Devins murder case after the arrest of her killer.
District Attorney Scott D. McNamara was accused of sharing footage with multiple television networks of killer Brandon Clark having sex with 17-year-old Devins just before he cut her throat.
The lawsuit states that some evidence could be considered child pornography.
The prosecutor is also accused of sharing a video taken by Clark after he murdered Devins.
It showed the teenager’s bloodied body with horrific wounds.
The teenager’s family say they have been promised none of the videos will ever be released.
Her lawsuit, first filed in July 2021, says prosecutors shared the sensitive footage with CBS 48 Hours, A&E and possibly others.
On Thursday, the lawsuit was dismissed unscathed, meaning it could be refiled.
The judge dismissed the case on procedural and technical grounds.
Although no relief was offered to the grieving family in their case, the judge said New York State’s open record laws could not be used to acquire child pornography from government agencies.
What happened to Bianca?
The Utica, New York-based teen influencer was killed in July 2019, and Clark, then 22, of Bridgeport, New York, pleaded guilty to her murder in February 2020.
He was sentenced to 25 years of life imprisonment in March 2021.
Clark reportedly recorded having sex with the teenager before cutting her throat immediately afterwards and his subsequent attempts to injure himself after the crime.
Before prosecutors had that evidence, the killer posted video of his monstrous exploits online.
He also posed with Devins’ body in selfies, which he also shared online. It is said he posted the evidence to infuriate Devins’ online followers.
“My name is Brandon, the victim is Bianca Michelle Devins,” he said during an emergency call.
“I won’t stay on the phone long because I still have to do the suicide part of the murder-suicide.”
Police quickly arrived at the scene and wrestled Clark to the ground while holding a knife to his throat, Law & Crime reported.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6346036/bianca-devins-murder-sued-sharing-teens-sex-filmed-death/ Shocking update in Bianca Devins murder case after prosecutors sued for sharing video of teens having sex before brutal death