Bianca Devins, a 17-year-old girl well known in some social media circles, was murdered in Utica, New York in a case that has drawn additional attention because it’s linked to a photo uploaded to social media apparently showing a dead body.
Police have identified the victim as Devins, Syracuse.com reports. She was found dead Sunday morning alongside a road in Utica, but confirmed to WKTV in Utica. A person of interest, identified as 21-year-old Brandon Andrew Clark, was rushed to the hospital with significant self-inflicted cuts, according to Syracuse.com.
Police say he slit Devins’ throat, then his own.
Utica Police Lt. Bryan Coromato is calling the deadly incident a possible domestic incident.
“We got a call from one of the parents that was concerned about some things that were occurring in the relationship at this point,” Coromato said. “At this point that call, along with what occurred, is still under investigation so we have nothing further to release at this point on that.”
He wouldn’t confirm the nature of the relationship between victim and suspect. When asked if they were in a relationship, he responded “it’s a possibility.”
The Utica Police Department has not returned Oxygen.com’s request for comment or confirmation.
Clark was allegedly posting photos, including gruesome photos of Devins, to Instagram Stories as officers had him at gunpoint, police told BuzzFeed News. His apparent Instagram handle is @yesjuliet and around the time of the alleged attack he posted a photo from his car which read,”here comes hell. It’s redemption, right?”
Coromato said police are aware that a photo showing the victim’s dead body was uploaded to social media, according to NBC New York. He wouldn’t confirm the photo’s authenticity.
Instagram issued a statement Monday stating that they had to remove an image from account @yesjuliet for violating its policies, NBC New York reports. They stated that they also had taken steps to stop others from resharing that image.
A woman identified as Liv Devins posted a tribute on Instagram to her slain sister.
“I hate that I have to write this. I hate knowing you’re not going to ever come back home. You were the best sister anyone could’ve ever asked for.”
In Liv’s Instastories, she wrote that heaven now has “another perfect angel” and stated that there will be a candlelight vigil for Bianca on Monday evening.
One of the Instagram accounts believed to belong to Bianca has more than 40,000 followers. She was a 4chan user and was known for her posts on Tumblr and Instagram.
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California cops’ Memorial Day tribute busted by spelling police
Just throw in the “e” for effort.
A well-meaning salute to heroes by the San Jose Police Department was cited for bad spelling on Twitter, where the cops botched an operative word.
“Remembering and Honoring Our Heros,” reads a graphic celebrating Memorial Day.
Several commenters, all of whom should expect to get a ticket if pulled over for speeding in the Silicon Valley area, noted that a heros is a type of fish found in South America.
Only 10 people who’ve gotten Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine have had severe allergic reactions – and more than 4 million doses have been given out
The odds of having a severe allergic reaction after receiving Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine are looking incredibly slim.
On Friday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its first comprehensive trove of data detailing how many people have had confirmed allergic reactions after getting Moderna’s new shot.
Among more than 4 million doses of the vaccine that were administered nationwide from December 21 to January 10, just 10 people reported confirmed cases of anaphylaxis after vaccination, which is a severe allergic reaction requiring administration of epinephrine. That rate of anaphylaxis cases is 2.5 per million.
An additional 43 vaccine-takers had less severe nonanaphylactic allergic reactions, with symptoms including itching (especially in the mouth and throat), rashes, and “sensations of throat closure.”
There have been no reports of death so far, and patients have generally recovered well after these allergic reactions, though five of the 10 severe cases had to be admitted to intensive care first. ( Pfizer’s new COVID-19 vaccine , too, has been very rarely associated with severe allergic reactions .)
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10 women have had severe, allergic reactions to the Moderna vaccine
The first day of Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations in Broadbent Arena at the Kentucky State Fair and Exposition Center on January 4, 2021 in Louisville, Kentucky.
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All of the confirmed cases of anaphylaxis after administration of Moderna’s shot so far were in women, which isn’t a huge surprise when you consider that most of the non-elderly people who’ve been vaccinated so far are healthcare workers, an industry which is 76% female in the US.
In addition, according to CDC data, more than 2.4 million woman have gotten Moderna’s shot, compared with 1.4 million men (an additional 125,000-plus people who got Moderna shots didn’t record a sex.)
Most of the anaphylactic reactions happened within just minutes of vaccination. Only one of the ten cases took longer than 30 minutes to present, post-vaccination:
For these reasons, the CDC is recommending that all vaccine sites have doses of epinephrine on hand, and that people who get vaccinated should wait 30 minutes at the vaccine site before heading off, just in case something happens.
“It’s important that anybody who has had anaphylaxis talk to their vaccinator about that, and make sure that if they choose to be vaccinated, they wait the 30 minutes,” Dr. Thomas Clark, who’s been tracking allergic reactions after vaccination at the CDC, told reporters earlier this month .
Nine of the 10 patients who had severe, allergic reactions after Moderna’s shot had a history of allergies, and the most common allergies among them were to drugs (six patients). Just one patient with a severe reaction after vaccination had a food allergy.
“You know, many, many people with histories of allergies were vaccinated uneventfully,” Dr. Clark added.
People who do have an allergic reaction after their first shot of Moderna or Pfizer’s vaccine should not get their second dose, the CDC says.
Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office: Woman charged with second-degree murder following shooting
PINEY FLATS, Tenn. (WJHL) – The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office has charged a woman with second-degree murder following a shooting investigation.
According to a release, Teresa Sherrill, 48, is charged for the death of John Sherrill, 71.
The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a 911 call Sunday just before 9:00 p.m. from 341 Warren Road in Piney Flats in “reference to a shooting.”
“The caller identified herself as Teresa Sherrill and stated that her boyfriend, John Sherrill, had attacked her,” the press release said. “Ms. Sherrill stated that she shot Mr. Sherrill.”
According to the press release, upon arrival, deputies discovered John Sherrill was dead.
The release stated the victim appeared to have both knife and gunshot wounds.
Sherill is being held in the Sullivan County Jail on a $10,000 bond.
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