A jury finds Curtis Vance, 29, guilty of capital murder in the death of anchorwoman Anne Pressly. Here is a timeline from the crime to the arrest.October, 20 2008
October, 21 2008
- A quiet neighborhood in the Heights is rocked with horrifying news. Anne was viciously attacked in her own home and hospitalized.
- Anne’s mother, Patricia Canady, was in town that weekend and found her daughter laying in her bed unconscious.
October, 22 2008
- Hours after the attack Pressly remains hospitalized in critical condition Her doctors were cautiously optimistic.
- Her parents issue this statement: "Anne has a long struggle of recovery ahead of her. She is a fighter, a strong, healthy and physically fit young woman. We expect her to recover completely. We ask that you continue to pray for Anne and for us."
October, 24 2008
- A new development as investigators dust Pressley's home for fingerprints. Surveillance video at a local gas station is confiscated. But police refuse to comment, fearing it could jeopardize their investigation.
October, 25 2008
- Pressly remains in critical condition as her father speaks to the media for the very first time.
- As for the investigation, police remain tight lipped but assure everyone that all is being done to find the killer.
October, 30 2008
- Five days after the attack, there is tragic news that no one is prepared for, Anne died in the hospital.
November, 26 2008
- Hundreds attend a touching and moving memorial to honor and celebrate a life that was taken too soon.
- As Arkansans mourn her loss, America's Most Wanted arrives in town hoping to generate more leads for police.
- 37 days after the brutal attack a major break in the case police identify Curtis Vance, 28, as their number one suspect. They did not know where he was.
- Less than 45 minutes after this late night press conference, a tip leads police to 24th and Cross Street where Vance was located. Taken into custody and then charged with capital murder.