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Man accused of killing Bianca Tanner faces judge

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Angelo Grayson Smith Jr will remain behind bars until his next court date after he appeared in front of a judge on Monday in an orange jump suit.

This was Smith's first court date answering to the charge of murder. Smith told the judge "No Sir" when the judge asked him if he had any questions. 

Smith is accused of killing his girlfriend Bianca Tanner.  She had been missing for three weeks.  Police say someone led them to a body police believe belongs to Bianca Tanner. 

No family members were present at Smith's hearing today. The judge told him he will be appointed a new attorney - an attorney who can handle his case.

WBTV contacted Smith's last known lawyer, Kenneth D. Snow, to find out if Smith is still his client.  So far Snow has not returned our calls. 

Meantime the group Greeks Against Domestic Violence has been formed to stand up against abuse. 

Fraternities were alarmed when they saw Smith, who is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., wearing his fraternity shirt as he was taken to jail. 

Leaders of Greeks Against Domestic Violence what the community to know these alleged actions are not what Greek life is all about. 

"When you are Greek," Greeks Against Domestic Violence Leader Marcus Bass said. "You represent a lot of other fractions outside of just yourself. And it's time for us to really sit down and figure out how we heal families. How do we help the community and how do we dispel some of the stereotypes that may surround this situation."

The group is holding an event on Wednesday, July 9th at 7 PM at Little Rock AME Zion Church.  The event will consist of members from sororities and fraternities coming together to tackle domestic violence. 

The community is invited too. 

They are asked to wear the colors of North Carolina A&T University - Blue and Gold.  A&T is where Tanner attended school.  Leaders want this to evolve into a long lasting mission.

"We want to go to the fraternities," Bass said.  "And we want to talk to them about ways to prevent or look out for the warning signs of domestic violence. We want more education in the community and we want to have a true dialogue about how do we stop this."

Smith's next court date is July 16.

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