Man Found Guilty of Capital Murder of Arkansas Anchorwoman

November 11, 2009

(ChattahBox) — A Pulaski County Arkansas jury has found a man guilty of capital murder, rape and burglary in the 2008 beating death of a local TV News anchorwoman Anne Pressly. Prosecutors rested their capital murder case against Curtis Lavelle Vance, 29, after testimony from the state’s deputy medical examiner, who spoke about Pressly’s final moments of life.  In various confessions made to police, Vance said he went to Pressly’s neighborhood along with two other men looking to steal laptop computers. But after entering her home through a Dutch door she left open for her dogs, he found the computer he sought and Pressly sleeping nude. Vance admitted being at the home but denies raping and killing Pressly and maintains police coerced a muder confession. Pressly, 26, the morning news anchor for Little Rock, Arkansas, television station and CNN affiliate KATV, was brutally beaten to the point the her face was just crushed and smashed in, and died five days later.  Jurors returned a verdict of guilty of capital murder after deliberating just over two hours, and also convicted Vance of rape and burglary charges.   The panel must now decide whether 29-year-old Curtis Lavelle Vance should be executed for the crime or should spend the rest of his life in prison.

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