The person charged with fatally putting “Gone Lady” actor Lisa Banes with an electrical scooter final yr pleaded responsible to manslaughter Wednesday and is anticipated to be sentenced to at least one to a few years in jail.
Brian Boyd, 27, might be sentenced Nov. 30 within the demise of Banes, who was hit by the scooter Boyd was working as she crossed a New York Metropolis avenue in June 2021.
Banes was hospitalized and died on July 14, 2021, at age 65. She had appeared in films together with “Gone Lady” in 2014 and “Cocktail” in 1988 and on TV exhibits together with “Nashville,” “Madam Secretary,” “Masters of Intercourse” and “NCIS.”
Boyd, who fled after crashing into Banes, was arrested weeks later. He pleaded responsible Wednesday to second-degree manslaughter and leaving the scene of an incident with out reporting.
The sentence promised to Boyd was lower than the three to 9 years that prosecutors from the Manhattan district legal professional’s workplace had sought.
“Brian Boyd drove recklessly with no regard for pedestrians, fatally putting a beloved actress and New Yorker earlier than dashing off to keep away from accountability,” Manhattan District Lawyer Alvin Bragg mentioned in a press release. “Lisa Banes might be remembered for her contributions to the wealthy material of New York Metropolis by way of her roles on display and on Broadway. I supply her associates, household, and the various who cherished her throughout her decades-long profession my deepest condolences.”
Boyd’s legal professional mentioned she had no remark.