Sad news tonight, Anne Pressly, the Little Rock Arkansas news anchorwoman who was found, by her mother, severely beaten this past week in her own home, has died. Just earlier this week, the reports that we heard on the news, was a little bit more encouraging because some of the swelling, in her brain, was shrinking…and, it was looking as if she would survive; albeit with a long recovery. She was beaten in the head, face and neck. I heard someone say that almost every bone in her face was broken.
It is hard to imagine that one human being could do such a thing to another. It is terrible that she will not be able to survive and help find her attacker. At this point, it is being considered a random attack; others disagree because of the savagery with which she was beaten. Some say there was too much violence for it to have been a random attack; and because of that…someone who knew her; or felt they knew her, caused this terrible attack.
Anne was only 26 years old..but, she had already been making a name for herself on television and more recently in the movies. She had achieved much success. She had a small cameo in the new movie, “W”. Anne was on the morning news show, Daybreak, at the Little Rock affiliate news station KATV.
Last week on Good Morning America, Anne’s father gave an update on her condition. He seemed guarded, yet hopeful…all the while, thanking viewers for their thoughts and prayers. They are a family of faith. Robin Roberts seemed visibly moved as she expressed the fact that she had only just met Anne recently. I am sad for the Little Rock community of viewers; for Anne’s family and friends. I pray that the person is caught who caused her death.
After the attack, Anne’s purse was discovered missing and someone used one of her credit cards. I can only hope and pray that there is video of the person who was using the credit card and that it can be traced to the person responsible for this beautiful young woman’s injuries and death. Please keep her family in prayer at this time of loss. They will need privacy and healing time and lots of support.