Killer of TV anchor to be tried for rape in Marianna case
LITTLE ROCK — A month after a Little Rock television anchorwoman died in October 2008 following a rape and beating in her home, investigators unexpectedly found a suspect in east Arkansas who was linked to the crime by DNA evidence from an alleged rape in Marianna.
Curtis Lavelle Vance was convicted of capital murder in 2009 for the slaying of Anne Pressly, a morning host for Little Rock television station KATV. Pressly also appeared in Oliver Stone’s movie “W.”
Jury selection is scheduled to begin today in Lee County, where Vance is charged with the April 21, 2008, rape of a Marianna High School teacher.