Trial begins in slaying of transgender teen "This is a landmark decision," said Mindy Barton, the legal director of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Colorado. Barton attended the trial daily. The defense asked for a lesser verdict, such as second-degree murder or manslaughter. Throughout the trial, prosecutors referred to Zapata as "she," while the defense referred to the transgender teen, who was born Justin Zapata, as "he.
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Instagram's dark side: Grisly photos of teen's slaying spread on social media Instagram removes the suspect's account and an image he posted. By Queenie Wong July 15, PM PDT Instagram pulled down an account that appears to belong to a man suspected of killing a year-old girl in New York after he posted a photo of her bloody corpse on the platform. It's the latest example of the challenge social networks face in combating violent images and videos on their platforms. Facebook-owned Instagram said it pulled down a photo on Sunday that was posted to the account yesjuliet, which appears to belong to Brandon Andrew Clark, who was charged Monday with second-degree murder. The photo showed what police identified as the body of the victim, Bianca Devins.
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Police were called to the scene at 6. Officers attended and the man was pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin have been informed. Property was stolen from the premises where he was found.
One dead after helicopter crashes on to Manhattan skyscraper The photo remained on Instagram for nearly 24 hours, according to Buzzfeed. Posted early on Sunday morning, by Sunday evening it had been blurred and given a "sensitive content filter" screen, meaning someone had reported it as offensive. But users could still see the photo by tapping the screen.