Man charged with murder of Gone Girl’s Lisa Banes pleads guilty to manslaughter

The man was charged with fatal assault Ex girlfriend Actress Lisa Banes with an electric scooter pleaded guilty to manslaughter on Wednesday (September 28) and faces an expected sentence of one to three years in prison.

Brian Boyd, 27, is sentenced Nov. 30 in the death of Banes, who was struck by the scooter Boyd was operating while crossing a New York City street in June 2021.

While living in Los Angeles, Banes was in New York for the first time since the pandemic to perform a two-woman show The subtleties at the Manhattan Theater Club.

After the accident, Banes was taken to the hospital, where she was treated for a traumatic brain injury. She later died from her injuries on July 14, 2021 at the age of 65.

She had acted in films including Ex girlfriend 2014 & cocktail in 1988 and on TV shows including Nashvillewife secretary, master of sex, and NCIS.

Boyd, who fled after a run-in with Banes, was arrested weeks later. He pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter on Wednesday and left the scene of an incident without filing a complaint.

The sentence promised to Boyd was less than the three to nine years prosecutors at the Manhattan Attorney’s Office had sought.

Boyd’s attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Additional coverage from the Associated Press. Man charged with murder of Gone Girl’s Lisa Banes pleads guilty to manslaughter


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