Marianna rape victim testifies in TV anchor trial - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Marianna rape victim testifies in TV anchor trial

Curtis Vance Curtis Vance

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A woman allegedly raped by the man accused of killing a Little Rock television personality last year told jurors at his capital murder trial that she likely survived because she didn't fight back. Kristen Edwards says she believed she would have been killed had she fought her attacker.

Curtis Vance has pleaded not guilty in the October 2008 death of KATV's Anne Pressly. Prosecutors say DNA links the two cases. Defense lawyers say police picked up the wrong man.

Edwards said in testimony Thursday that her attacker was "very angry." She said he obeyed her attacker's command to not look at him and did not identify Vance in court. Edwards has spoken publicly about the case.

Vance has pleaded not guilty in the Marianna case.

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