Man Competent for Trial in the Death of KATV Anchorwoman

By Andrew Gauthier 

A judge in Arkansas has ruled that the man accused of killing KATV Little Rock anchorwoman Anne Pressly is competent to stand trial, setting the stage of a possible death penalty case.

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza said Curtis Lavelle Vance showed he can assist in his own defense by filing his own motions and asking that his attorneys be removed.

Vance has pleaded not guilty to a capital murder charge in the October 2008 slaying of Anne Pressly. Presslys mother found her daughter severely beaten Oct. 20 after she missed a wake-up call at her Little Rock home. Pressly died at a hospital Oct. 25, having never regained consciousness. More…