Boyfriend accused of killing teacher to appear in court

by: Trish Williford Updated:


CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The man charged with murder in the death of his girlfriend, missing teacher Bianca Tanner, will appear before a judge for an arraignment Monday.

Police believe they found Tanner's body in the woods in southwest Charlotte last week but are waiting for the Medical Examiner to identify the remains.

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

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Channel 9 was there when Angelo Smith Jr., was taken into custody wearing his Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity shirt last Thursday.

This action linked Smith to thousands of members of Greek organizations all across the country. Some said 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,” said Ty Turner with Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. He said that prompted his organization to do something positive.

They’re planning to hold a rally this week in the hopes of bringing awareness to domestic violence within the community.

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

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Turner said 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 said 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.