The man charged with killing a teenage girl and then posting photos of her body online has pleaded not guilty.
Brandon Clark, of Bridgewater, has been charged with second degree-murder in the killing of 17-year-old Bianca Devins, of Utica. Devins' family and friends filled the Oneida County courtroom Monday.
Police say 21-year-old Clark met Devins on Instagram about two months ago. Initially, they were online acquaintances only, but the "relationship progressed into a personally intimate one," police said. "They had spent time together, and were acquainted with each other's families."
Authorities say they attended a concert in New York City on July 13 where they got into an argument, and left sometime after 10 p.m.
Prosecutors say the pair went back to Utica where Clark used a large knife to slit Devins' throat early the next morning, killing her on a dead-end street near a wooded area, according to police. He then stabbed himself in the neck and took selfies on a tarp covering her body, where the photos quickly circulated.
Clark's lawyer, Luke Nebush, said the investigation is continuing and he won't discuss details of the case publicly.