Organization looks to raise domestic violence awareness after Bianca Tanner’s death

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The man who confessed to killing his girlfriend, a former Guilford County teacher, will appear before a judge for an arraignment Monday.

WSOC-TV was there when Angelo Smith Jr. was taken into custody wearing his Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity shirt.

Police sources said it was Smith’s fraternity brother who led investigators to what they believe is Bianca Tanner’s body.

This action linked Smith to thousands of members of Greek organizations all across the country.

Organization looks to raise domestic violence awareness after Bianca Tanner's death

And, some say it gave fraternities as a whole a black eye.

“It kind of gave a negative connotation and stereotype of what Greek organizations are about and it was not a good look for our community,” says Ty Turner with Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.

Turner says that prompted his organization to do something positive.

Omega Psi Phi is planning to hold a rally this week in the hopes of bringing awareness to domestic violence within the community.

Turner says he knew Bianca Tanner and Angelo Smith quite well during their college days in Greensboro. He never imagined this tragedy.

Turner says the rally will not only celebrate a young life taken away too soon, but will also shine the spotlight on abusive relationships, and encourage everyone who might be involved in one to get help.

Turner says he also wants to make it clear the focus of Greek organizations is community and service.

The Domestic Violence Rally will be held Wednesday, July 9, at the Little Rock Cultural Center on North McDowell Street at 7 p.m.


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