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Bianca Tanner murder suspect to appear in court on Thursday

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

The man police say killed Bianca Tanner is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday morning. A source tells WBTV that Angelo Grayson Smith Jr. could learn if prosecutors will seek the death penalty against him.

"I would rather him have life with no chance of parole so he can get prison justice," Tanner's father, Rodney Closs told WBTV Wednesday night.

Tanner's older sister, Cerise Richardson says she cringes when she thinks about what happened to her sister.

"We're just trying to take it moment by moment. It's not even a day by day thing; it's moment by moment," she said.

The family says they think of Bianca everyday and will continue to make sure justice is served in her name. WBTV will be in the courtroom on Thursday.

"I can't understand why somebody would do something like that, but you know life goes on," Closs said.

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