EXCLUSIVENew documentary lifts lid on Instagram star's brutal murder by incel who then posted pictures of mutilated body online – as her family lays bare the trauma of seeing 'sick people' turning her death into a social media 'spectacle'

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A new documentary has lifted a lid on Instagram star Bianca Devins’ brutal murder by an incel who then posted gruesome pictures of her mutilated body online – as her family laid bare the trauma of seeing ‘sick people’ turn her death into a social media ‘spectacle.’ 

In July 2019, Instagram sensation Bianca, from Utica, New York, then 17 – who had gained a legion of followers from posting about emo fashion and video games – was killed by an older man who she had met online, named Brandon Andrew Clark, then 23.

After slitting her throat, Brandon uploaded a slew of gory photos that showed her bloody body to Instagram and to the chat app Discord, where they quickly went viral.

In the aftermath, members of the incel community – a group of men who are ‘involuntary celibate,’ meaning they’re unable to find a partner – rallied around Brandon, posting horrific comments about Bianca online, calling her ‘worthless’ and ‘disgusting’ and branding Brandon as a ‘legend’ who ‘did the world a favor.’

Now, her loved ones have spoken out about the ‘disgust’ and ‘anger’ they felt after seeing the images of her body on the internet and the horrifying messages that followed in an upcoming episode of ID’s new show Deadly Influence: The Social Media Murders.

A new documentary has lifted a lid on Instagram star Bianca Devins' brutal murder by an incel who then posted gruesome pictures of her mutilated body online

A new documentary has lifted a lid on Instagram star Bianca Devins’ brutal murder by an incel who then posted gruesome pictures of her mutilated body online

In 2019, Bianca, from Utica, then 17, was killed by an older man who she had met online, named Brandon Andrew Clark (seen), then 23, who then shared photos of her body to Instagram

In 2019, Bianca, from Utica, then 17, was killed by an older man who she had met online, named Brandon Andrew Clark (seen), then 23, who then shared photos of her body to Instagram

In an exclusive sneak peak at the episode, which will air on Monday, June 17 at 9pm ET/8pm CT, her mother, Kimberly Devins, detailed the ‘devastating’ pain she felt over not being able to ‘protect’ her daughter from not only her killer, but from the ‘internet’ after her death.

Now, her family laid bare the trauma of seeing 'sick people' turn her death into a social media 'spectacle' in an upcoming episode of ID's show Deadly Influence: The Social Media Murders

Now, her family laid bare the trauma of seeing ‘sick people’ turn her death into a social media ‘spectacle’ in an upcoming episode of ID’s show Deadly Influence: The Social Media Murders

‘People posted the picture [of her dead body] under my Facebook profile picture, they would send it to [Bianca’s sister] Olivia and I constantly,’ she recalled.

‘They would tag us in it. It felt like as soon as we got one picture removed another one was posted. 

‘As a mother, it was very devastating because I feel like I couldn’t protect her from that. 

‘I couldn’t protect her from her murder and then I couldn’t protect her from being exploited on the internet.’ 

One of Bianca’s friends, named Young Shim, recalled ‘people reposting the images over and over.’

‘They just shared it because it would garner clicks. I felt disgust, anger, hatred,’ he said. 

‘I still carry a lot of resentment and negativity. Thousands of people online thought it was something to laugh or joke about.’ 

In an exclusive sneak peak at the episode, her mother, Kimberly Devins (seen), detailed the 'devastating' pain that she felt over not being able to 'protect' her daughter

In an exclusive sneak peak at the episode, her mother, Kimberly Devins (seen), detailed the ‘devastating’ pain that she felt over not being able to ‘protect’ her daughter

'It was very devastating,' Kim (seen with Bianca and her other daughter) said. 'I couldn't protect her from her murder and I couldn't protect her from being exploited on the internet'

‘It was very devastating,’ Kim (seen with Bianca and her other daughter) said. ‘I couldn’t protect her from her murder and I couldn’t protect her from being exploited on the internet’

One of Bianca's friends, named Young Shim, recalled 'people reposting the images over and over,' adding, 'They just shared it because it would garner clicks. I felt disgust, anger, hatred'

One of Bianca’s friends, named Young Shim, recalled ‘people reposting the images over and over,’ adding, ‘They just shared it because it would garner clicks. I felt disgust, anger, hatred’

Another one of the late Instagram star's pals, named Gianna Rosado, said, 'I could still see it in my head, she was just exposed. All these sick people can just look at it when I ever they want'

Another one of the late Instagram star’s pals, named Gianna Rosado, said, ‘I could still see it in my head, she was just exposed. All these sick people can just look at it when I ever they want’

Another one of the late Instagram star’s pals, named Gianna Rosado, added, ‘I could still see it in my head, she was just exposed. All these sick people can just look at it when I ever they want.’

Bianca, who was preparing to study psychology at Mohawk Valley Community College, was murdered by Brandon after the pair returned to Utica from a concert in New York City the night of July 14, 2019.

After she was killed, he shared numerous photos of her body, which remained up for almost a day before being removed.

Immediately after the images began to circulate online, multiple people called 911 and law enforcement quickly started searching for Bianca.

But Brandon then called the police himself to report what he had done, telling them, ‘My name is Brandon, the victim is Bianca  Devins, I’m not going to stay on the phone for long because I still need to do the suicide part of the murder-suicide.’

He then cut his own throat – but police arrived just as he was stabbing himself in the neck. He was taken into custody and hospitalized, ultimately recovering.

‘At first people who saw the post were incredibly disturbed. But when Brandon survived that suicide attempt, the incel community reared forward and presented themselves in a way that was celebrating Brandon,’ Kelly Ruhl, true crime podcaster, explained in DailyMail.com’s exclusive clip from the upcoming ID episode.

Bianca was murdered by Brandon after the pair returned to Utica from a concert in New York City the night of July 14, 2019

Bianca was murdered by Brandon after the pair returned to Utica from a concert in New York City the night of July 14, 2019

Brandon (seen) cut his own throat after killing her - but police arrived just as he was stabbing himself in the neck. He was taken into custody and hospitalized, ultimately recovering

Brandon (seen) cut his own throat after killing her – but police arrived just as he was stabbing himself in the neck. He was taken into custody and hospitalized, ultimately recovering

In the aftermath, members of the incel community rallied around Brandon, posting horrific comments about Bianca all over the web and branding him as a 'legend'

In the aftermath, members of the incel community rallied around Brandon, posting horrific comments about Bianca all over the web and branding him as a ‘legend’ 

As she spoke, screenshots of comments that said things like, ‘Brandon Clark is a hero,’ ‘He did the world a favor,’ and, ‘She was disgusting and treated people like they were worthless, she was worthless,’ popped across the screen. 

‘In the aftermath of Bianca’s murder her social media accounts became a spectacle, and to this day people are still on her accounts leaving comments,’ another woman explained in the show.

But as the ordeal took over social media, she said Bianca’s supporters quickly stepped in and tried to ‘redirect what people saw when they looked up her name.’ 

And even now, five years on from her passing, there are ‘still people spamming the comments’ of her posts with both ‘negative’ and supportive messages.

‘If we were to go on there right now, the most recent comment would be two hours ago, and that to me is just insane,’ her friend, Gianna, said. 

'The incel community reared forward and presented themselves in a way that was celebrating Brandon,' Kelly Ruhl, true crime podcaster, explained in DailyMail.com's exclusive clip

‘The incel community reared forward and presented themselves in a way that was celebrating Brandon,’ Kelly Ruhl, true crime podcaster, explained in DailyMail.com’s exclusive clip

The status of Bianca and Brandon's relationship has been debated, with her loved ones insisting that they were only 'friends,' while others called him her 'boyfriend'

The status of Bianca and Brandon’s relationship has been debated, with her loved ones insisting that they were only ‘friends,’ while others called him her ‘boyfriend’

The status of Bianca and Brandon’s relationship has been debated, with her loved ones insisting that they were only ‘friends,’ while others called him her ‘boyfriend.’

In addition, during his trial it was revealed that he had filmed a sex tape with her right before killing her.

Brandon (seen in court) ultimately pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, and was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison

Brandon (seen in court) ultimately pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, and was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison

It was also said that he murdered her because he got jealous after she kissed another man at the concert they had attended together.

He ultimately pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, and was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.

He apologized to the judge during his sentencing, stating that Bianca ‘didn’t deserve what happened to her.’

‘I think I need to realize what I did I can’t undo, as much as I want to,’ he told the court. 

‘I have to face it. I apologize to all the people that knew and loved her.

‘I apologize to everybody affected by this – everybody who had to see that horrific picture of her.

‘I know sorry is not enough and it won’t take back what I did. I wish I had more to give.’