Clark murder case adjourned

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UTICA — The Brandon Clark murder case has been adjourned for a month and a half so that his new attorney can file a motion to dismiss Clark’s guilty plea.

Clark, 21, had been scheduled for sentencing last week in the murder of 17-year-old Bianca Devins in Utica, but he requested a new attorney and a chance to withdraw his guilty plea. Clark pleaded guilty in February to second-degree murder and had accepted a sentence of 25 years to life in prison.

Judge Michael L. Dwyer assigned attorney Greg Starczewski to the case in a brief appearance in County Court this morning.

Starczewski then asked for at least a month to review the case and put together his motion. Clark will return to court on Sept. 22 to discuss the motion.

Authorities said Clark killed the teenage Devins in the early morning hours of July 14, 2019. Authorities said Clark slashed her neck with a knife while the pair were in his car on Poe Street at about 7 a.m., not far from the starting line of that day’s Boilermarker Road Race.

Authorities said Clark recorded the murder and Devins’ last breaths, then shared photographs of her mutilated corpse on the internet. Authorities said Clark then cut his own throat and laid down with the body before law enforcement officers took him into custody and rushed him to a hospital.

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