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Guilty plea in hit-run death of Gone Girl actor Lisa Banes

The man who hit and killed Gone Girl actress Lisa Bane with an electric scooter in New York has pleaded guilty.

September 29, 2022
By Associated Press Reporter
29 September 2022

The man charged with killing Gone Girl actor Lisa Banes in an electric scooter collision in New York City last year has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and is expected to be sentenced to one to three years in prison.

Brian Boyd, 27, will be sentenced on November 30 over the death of Banes, who was hit by the scooter Boyd was operating as she crossed a street in June 2021.

Banes was taken to hospital and died on July 14, 2021, at age 65.

Lisa Banes at the World Premiere of Gone Girl (Nancy Kaszerman/Alamy/PA)

She had appeared in movies including Gone Girl in 2014 and Cocktail in 1988 and on TV shows including Nashville, Madam Secretary, Masters Of Sex and NCIS.

Boyd, who fled after crashing into Banes, was arrested weeks later.

He pleaded guilty on Wednesday to second-degree manslaughter and leaving the scene of an incident without reporting,

The sentence promised to Boyd was less than the three to nine years that prosecutors from the Manhattan district attorney’s office had sought.

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

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