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Ark. Man Gets Life for TV Anchor's Murder

Killer spared death penalty in Pressly's slaying

(Newser) - An Arkansas man has been sentenced to life without parole for the savage rape and murder of Anne Pressly, a morning news anchor for CNN affiliate KATV. Pressley, 26, died 5 days after she was found beaten unconscious in her home last year. Curtis Lavelle Vance's defense team told the... More »

Slain Anchor Was Raped, Beaten

Parents tell Matt Lauer she broke hand, jaw before being killed

(Newser) - The parents of slain anchorwoman Anne Pressly said today she was raped and beaten before being killed, KATV reports. They told the Today show's Matt Lauer that Pressly's hand and jaw were broken in the attack, reports the AP. "This monster stole my daughter's innocence," Pressly's mother said.... More »

DNA Led Cops to Pressly Murder Suspect

Officials say forensics tie man to anchor's murder, teacher's rape

(Newser) - Police in Little Rock say forensic evidence led them to a suspect in the murder of news anchor Anne Pressly, reports KATV. A DNA sample from Pressly's home matched DNA found at the scene of an unsolved rape in Marianna, 90 miles away. Marianna police pointed investigators to rape suspect... More »

Suspect Arrested in Murder of Ark. News Anchor

No clear motive in brutal home invasion

(Newser) - Police in Little Rock have arrested a suspect in the murder of Anne Pressly, reports KATV, where the popular anchorwoman worked. Curtis Lavell Vance, 28, was apprehended late last night, shortly after police named him as the suspect in the October slaying, and charged with capital murder. The police chief... More »

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