LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A judge agreed to allow DNA evidence and all taped confession from Curtis Vance when he is tried next month for the slaying of an Arkansas TV anchorwoman.
Circuit Judge Chris Piazza on Thursday turned away arguments by Vance's attorneys to keep jurors from seeing the evidence. Vance is charged with capital murder in the beating death last October of KATV personality Anne Pressly
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Vance, 28, of Marianna, is charged with rape, residential burglary and theft and is set for a trial Nov. 2. He pleaded not guilty.
Vance testified Thursday that police tricked him into confessing but also said he knew what he was doing when he signed papers acknowledging he understood his rights.
Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.