Today news reports say that scientific data collected from the suspect in the murder of Arkansas anchorwoman Anne Pressly confirms the investigator’s belief that the suspect, Curtis Lavell Vance, is guilty of assaulting her and murdering her. The DNA that they collected from Mr. Vance is also linked to another woman’s rape in April. Investigators allegedly are 110% convinced that they have the right person in custody! You have to be pretty sure of someone’s guilt to make that kind of statement. The authorities must have plenty of evidence to make such a claim…the rest of us will have to wait for that information to be released during a trial of the suspect to have complete understanding.
Anne’s parents have been speaking out during the six weeks since her murder. Today, they said that there is evidence that she was also sexually assaulted. They may want to be careful about what information that they put out for public consumption; they don’t want to give ammunition to the defense of the person who is finally brought to justice for the murder of their daughter.
After all, if they get a conviction they will not want it to be overturned on a technicality…they will want that person to pay for murdering their daughter. Still, in all honesty, it must be extremely difficult to keep quiet when every fiber of their being is probably are calling out for the whole story to be heard and to get justice. Their emotions as Anne’s parents must be terribly powerful; I know it must take tremendous courage to look upon his face and not want to get revenge. I know they are Christians…however, their human emotions are subject to extreme ups and downs just like anyone else. Peace to those who knew her and loved her; and, to the woman who was assaulted in April.