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COPY-Police charge Marianna man in anchor's death

Associated Press - November 26, 2008 11:14 PM ET

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Police say they are looking for a Marianna man as a suspect in the beating death of Little Rock television anchor Anne Pressly.

Pressly died Oct. 25, five days after she was beaten in an attack in her home.

A wanted poster handed out by police prior to a late evening news conference Wednesday said Curtis Lavelle Vance, 28, had been charged with capital murder in Pressly's beating.

Police said Vance was thought to be driving a black 1998 Oldsmobile Aurora with 22-inch rims and paper temporary tags. Police also said they believed he was armed with a 9 mm pistol and traveling with a 25-year-old woman and three small children.

The anchorwoman's mother found her body Oct. 20, a half-hour before Pressly was due on KATV's 5 a.m. "Daybreak" program. Pressly had been beaten about the head and upper body and never regained consciousness before dying five days later.

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