Parents: Slain anchorwoman was sexually assaulted

Parents: Slain anchorwoman was sexually assaulted

In this photo released by KATV Television, news anchor Anne Pressly,  is shown AP – In this photo released by KATV Television, news anchor Anne Pressly, is shown in a June 26, 2008, photo …

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A television anchorwoman killed in her home had been sexually assaulted and beaten so badly in a suspected burglary that her jaw shattered and she broke a hand while trying to fend off her attacker’s blows, her parents said Monday.

“This monster stole my daughter’s innocence,” said Patti Cannady, the mother of Anne Pressly, on NBC’s “Today.”

“He took her life. He took her identity. He took our lives,” she said.

Police Lt. Terry Hastings did not dispute her remarks and those of her husband, Guy, but declined to offer specifics about the attack. Police and prosecutors have refused to say whether Pressly, 26, was sexually assaulted during the Oct. 20 attack in Little Rock.

“A lot of those details, we want the jury to hear those first,” Hastings said.

The 26-year-old anchorwoman for KATV died Oct. 25. An arrest warrant used to pick up Curtis Lavelle Vance, 28, was released Monday but doesn’t mention a sexual assault.

Vance has been assigned three public defenders, who began talking with him Monday afternoon. He remains in jail without bond and has yet to enter a plea in the Pressly slaying.

If prosecutors don’t seek the death penalty, Vance will face life in prison if convicted of capital murder. In addition, he faces rape and residential burglary charges in Marianna, about 90 miles east, Detective Sgt. Carl McCree said.

Police worked for weeks without a named suspect in the Pressly slaying until DNA collected at Pressly’s home matched a sample from an unsolved April rape in Marianna. Authorities there suggested officers investigate Vance, a suspect in several burglaries.

Vance denied his involvement in Pressly’s slaying and allowed a DNA sample to be tested, police said. The DNA matched evidence taken from her home, and investigators now say they’ve solved her case “with all scientific certainty.”

McCree has said Vance became a suspect in the burglaries there after his girlfriend sold allegedly stolen items to a pawn shop, though none of Pressly’s possessions turned up.

Patti Cannady said she found her daughter in bed, bloody and beaten, after she didn’t answer a wake-up call. She said every bone in her daughter’s face had been broken.

“Her jaw pulverized so badly that the bone had come out of it,” Cannady said. “I actually thought that her throat, it possibly been cut, but that was possibly the first knockout punch. Her entire skull had numerous fractures from which she suffered a massive stroke.”

5 thoughts on “Parents: Slain anchorwoman was sexually assaulted

  1. Absolutely brilliant website.

    Thank you so much for your bravery in putting this information together. If the US does not contain, control, and deport all the illegals and many criminal “immigrants” — this country will be destroyed. I was kicked out of a doctoral program in psychology in the late 1980s when I made the case that “politics was genetic” which explains “why” so many third-world countries remained far behind the US although such countries in Latin America and Africa had been “exposed” to Western thought, law, politics, education, and culture. I was right…and as the current research shows, I have been vindicated. Currently, I work in a S. Florida school system with “minorities” and am reminded every day that the reason why this school system has such a high failure rate, is not because of social justice issues, or that because teachers do not try with every fiber of their being to educated children, but the failure to educate, is caused by “genetics.”

    Thank you again, Judy Weismonger Phd

  2. In retrospect, in talking with other “futurists” …the United States cannot survive this onslaught by such “diverse” populations that cannot sustain or seek independence of thought and reason….is to remove ourselves from this planet and find another to colonize. If and when in the future this is possible, there will be criteria such as IQ, genetics, education, ethics, morals, and personality considerations in making the decision as to whom comes and who remains on the over populated and destroyed Planet Earth.

    It is not without notice that Obama is attempting to prevent this “drain brain” by stopping all of the funding for NASA’s exploration of outer space and other viable planets. There is no peaceable option, but to impeach Obama as quickly as possible.

    It has also been conjectured as far back as 10 years ago, that the US will break apart into various autonomous regions because of these ‘genetic’ divisions based on political “beliefs”…which may or may not hasten the fall of the United States.

    • Educate and spread the word, we are here, and we will continue to speak the truth until there is NO one left to listen.

  3. Judy I can agree with you because I myself have seen the massive ethnic change over the last 50 years&it is still going on. I even feel that the white European Hispanics will eventually leave the area or die out as many of the non-Hispanic whites have. South Florida-Miami-Dade, Broward&possibly Palm Beech counties will become mostly black, mullato, possibly muslim. The Hispanics will mostly be non-white. I see south Florida being like the state of Bahia in Brazil where the majority of the people are non-white by 2060.

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