Arkansas Anchor Murder Suspect DNA Ties Him To Separate Rape Case

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- 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.


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  • by C on Nov 29, 2008 at 01:52 PM
    To Bill: My point exactly. Why is it only a hate crime if it's a white person doing something wrong to a black person ? Is'nt that a double standard ?
  • by Bill Location: Ernul on Nov 29, 2008 at 10:35 AM
    If he were white & she, black this would be a hate crime.. the reason its not is simple
  • by C on Nov 29, 2008 at 10:08 AM
    If this proves to be the guy responsible, should'nt he be charged with a hate crime ? Also, if he's the one, will Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton publicly denounce him as a murdering racist ?
  • by Homer Simpson Location: Springfield on Nov 29, 2008 at 08:59 AM
    This is terrible. No excuses whatsoever. Is stoning legal in Arkansas?
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