Conviction in Arkansas anchor murder


A year ago KATV-TV (ABC) Little Rock reported that its own news anchor, Anne Pressly, had been murdered in her home. This week the station was reporting on a conviction in the case.

Crutis Lavelle Vance was found guilty of capital murder, rape and burglary in Pressly’s beating death. The same jury which convicted him will now decide whether Vance will receive the death penalty or life in prison without parole. His attorney plans an appeal, regardless.

KATV raised $50,000 for a reward fund, and the station said the Little Rock police department will decide how it is distributed. The station also plans to sell a book about Pressly to fund a broadcast school scholarship in her name.