Hearing postponed for man accused of killing Bianca Tanner

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Angelo Grayson Smith, Jr. and Bianca Tanner

UPDATE: CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The man accused of killing Bianca Tanner will have to wait a while longer to find out if he’ll face the death penalty.

Angelo Grayson Smith Jr., 30, of Charlotte, is scheduled to appear in Mecklenburg County District Court on Oct. 16 to find out if the Mecklenburg County district attorney will seek the death penalty.

Smith, Tanner’s former boyfriend is charged with first-degree murder. He did not appear in court today, Mecklenburg County Spokeswoman Meghan Cooke told the News & Record.

Kenneth Snow, Smith’s attorney, did not immediately return a phone call Thursday.

“Mr. Smith was scheduled for a Rule 24 hearing where the district attorney will say if they will seek the death penalty,” Cooke said. “The district attorney asked for a continuance which will be in October.”

Cooke said she could not discuss the details of the case.

Source: News & Record