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MORE ON CRIMESIDERJuly 1, 2009 - 3 Charged With Getting TV Anchor's Medical Records, First published on October 8, 2009 / 7:00 AM. Acting on a hunch, Marianna police detectives focused on a small-time burglar from town named Curtis Lavelle Vance. Be in the know. Hudson said Vance's final version put him inside Pressly's house, beating her with a garden tool he stole from a backyard shed. October 8, 2009 / 7:00 AM We are grateful for the wonderful care Anne received from her doctors, nurses and others at St. Vincent. When detectives questioned him about Pressly's rape, Vance requested a lawyer and ended the interview. Last November, police said it also matched a sample from a rape in Marianna. Vance was subjected to a swab test for his DNA and all 16 genetic markers the test compared matched the DNA recovered from the semen in Edwards's rape. 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The attacker took her laptop computer, her handbag with a credit card, and little else. [5], A chance encounter with a casting director while working on a story helped her land a small role as Candice Black, a conservative commentator, in Oliver Stone's 2008 film W.[6], Anne Pressly was found at 4:30 a.m. on October 20, 2008, a half-hour before she was due to appear on the station's Daybreak program. That's the law.". Piazza asked the recording be stopped after an hour and ordered the hearing to resume Wednesday morning. On November 11, 2009, Vance was convicted of capital murder, residential burglary, rape and theft of property. On October 20, 2008, she was brutally attacked during a robbery at her home and died five days later. She also told jurors she would buy drugs with money her children received from government benefits after their fathers died and that she had spent time in prison for burglary, forgery and theft. Bazzell stated that he felt justice had been carried out. No," Jegley said after the sentence was read. She was born in Beaufort, South Carolina and grew up in Greenville. It was our hope, as was yours, that Anne would overcome the injuries inflicted upon her in the brutal attack at her home. [7] Her credit card was used at a service station several miles away, sometime after Cannady had discovered her daughter.[9][10]. On the evening of her death, Pressly's mother and stepfather released a statement: We are profoundly saddened to tell you that our dear Anne has lost her struggle for life. anchorwoman dies in hospital after beating, "Arkansas anchorwoman dies in hospital after beating", "Memorial service for Arkansas anchorwoman set for Thursday", "Rhodes College wants to honor slain anchorwoman", "Report: Man found guilty of killing Arkansas TV anchor", "Jury Gives Curtis Vance Life Without Parole, Family Speaks", "Anchorwoman Anne Pressly Beaten to Death with Garden Tool by Curtis Lavelle Vance, Says Detective", "Anchorwoman's Murder: Life Sentence Enough? Before reviewing evidence Tuesday, Piazza said prosecutors reject defense claims that black men convicted in killings are sentenced to death at an excessive rate. We also ask that you give us the privacy we need at this very difficult time. Burnett said she worked as a prostitute to earn money for drugs and once snapped after a "date" fell through. 2009 - 2 November - Monday - Curtis Lavelle Vance has pled Not Guilty to: Burglary, Rape, and Capital Murder in the slaying of Little Rock, Arkansas TV anchorwoman, Anne Pressly. On November 26, 2008, police in Little Rock, Arkansas arrested Curtis Lavelle Vance for the murder of Pressly. Burnett said she threw Vance into a brick wall several times until he nearly passed out. She was promoted to a full-time reporter position in November, 2004. Vance showed no emotion as the verdict was read. "Do I like it? [21], http://www.greenvilleonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?Category=OBITUARIES&pagename=obittext&id=110433, KATV Channel 7 - Complete Coverage: Anne Pressly, "Police: Anne Pressley, anchor of KATV in Little Rock, may have been victim of random attack", Pressly's Step-Father Believes Attacker Will be Found|Channel 7 News. [20] Despite his admission of being in the victim's home, her being brutally raped that morning, and the statistically negligible chance of his DNA matching anyone else's, the jury was hung, resulting in a mistrial. His trial is set to begin today. During sentencing, defense attorneys presented a list of mitigating factors - including abuse Vance suffered as a child - as a reason not to impose the death penalty. (CBS/AP) Curtis Lavelle Vance, the man accused of killing beautiful Arkansas television anchorwoman Anne Pressly, told police he beat her with a wood-handled garden tool after she awoke and found him committing a sex act beside her bed, a detective testified Tuesday.

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