Update:Suspect in Lynchburg Murder Denied Bond
Lynchburg, VA - One of the suspects charged with the first degree murder of a Lynchburg man has been denied bond.According to the Lynchburg Commonwealth's Attorney's office, the murder of Lawrence Giusto was gang-related. A District Court judge denied bond for Andrew Marcus Banks of Lynchburg Friday morning. Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Jeff Bennett said Banks brought a gun into the red SUV, but did not shoot it. According to Bennett, Banks held open the tailgate of the SUV, so others could open fire on Giusto. Banks is being held in Blue Ridge Jail, his preliminary hearing is scheduled for August 21st.--------Lynchburg, VA - One of the eight people charged with the first degree murder of a Lynchburg man will be back in court in August.Andrew Banks had his arraignment Tuesday and will have his preliminary hearing on August 21st.Banks and seven others are accused in the murder of Lawrence Giusto back in June.During an earlier court hearing, prosecutors said April Bateman is the one who pulled the trigger.