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Accused killer faces new charge of possession of prison contraband

Sean I. Mills
Staff writer
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Posted 1/27/20

A new charge of possession of prison contraband has been lodged against accused killer Brandon A. Clark after authorities said he was found with a weapon at the county jail. Meanwhile, Clark’s Feb. …

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Accused killer faces new charge of possession of prison contraband

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A new charge of possession of prison contraband has been lodged against accused killer Brandon A. Clark after authorities said he was found with a weapon at the county jail.

Meanwhile, Clark’s Feb. 24 trial in the murder of Bianca Devins is expected to be postponed, according to court officials.

Clark, 21, of Cicero, was arraigned before Judge Michael L. Dwyer this morning on the new contraband charge. Clark pleaded not guilty and the case was adjourned to Feb. 10 for a conference on both cases, court officials stated.

Authorities said on Dec. 29, Clark was found at the county jail with a tooth brush that had been fashioned into a shank — a sharpened device that can be used like a knife.

Clark is in jail for the July 14 murder of 17-year-old Bianca Devins in Utica, according to prosecutors. Police said the pair were a couple and were in an argument on Poe Street in Utica at about 7 a.m. Police said Clark slashed Devins’ throat and took pictures of her mutilated body, then posted the pictures on several internet sites before he was located and taken into custody.

Clark had been scheduled to begin a jury trial on Monday, Feb. 24, but court officials said this morning that the date has been pushed back. No new court date has been set, officials said.

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