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Anchorwoman Murder: Suspect DNA Tied to Rape

November 28, 2008

Police say DNA taken from a man charged with murdering a Little Rock, Ark., television anchorwoman matches DNA tested in a separate rape case.

Marianna Police Detective Carl McCree said Friday that DNA taken from Curtis Lavelle Vance during the investigation into the brutal beating of anchorwoman Anne Pressly matched DNA gathered during an investigation into the April sexual assault of a school teacher in Marianna, 90 miles east of Little Rock.

Pressly died of her injuries, and Vance is charged with capital murder in the case.

McCree says Vance faces rape and residential burglary charges in connection with the Marianna attack.

–AP
Anne Pressly, 26, was a popular morning news anchor at KATV-TV in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Anne Pressly, 26, was a popular morning news anchor at KATV-TV in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Many Questions Despite Arrest in Murder of TV Anchorwoman

November 27, 2008

 

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.  —  Police for weeks had neither a suspect nor a motive in the beating death of a popular television anchorwoman. A suspect is now in custody, but many questions remain unanswered.

Anne Pressly, 26, was a popular morning news anchor at KATV-TV in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Anne Pressly, 26, was a popular morning news anchor at KATV-TV in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Officers arrested Curtis Lavelle Vance, 28, at a home in Little Rock on Wednesday night — tipped to his location after police held a late-night news conference to reveal him as their suspect. “We went there and he’s in custody,” police spokesman Lt. Terry Hastings said.

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