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Forensics link man to Pressly killing

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Police say they have forensic evidence linking a man accused of killing Little Rock anchorwoman Anne Pressly to the crime scene.

Lt. Terry Hastings told The Associated Press on Friday that detectives interviewed capital murder suspect Curtis Lavelle Vance this week at his home in Marianna and later collected forensic evidence they say ties him to the slaying.

Hastings says the case against Vance "was made off of forensics." Hastings declined to say how they obtained forensic evidence - whether it willing given by Vance or taken without his knowledge.

In Arkansas, police can obtain DNA evidence from discarded material or trash without a warrant.

Vance was arrested Wednesday night on suspicion of capital murder in the Oct. 20 attack on Pressly, who was a morning anchorwoman for Little Rock's ABC affiliate, KATV. She never regained consciousness, and died five days later.

Police say a Friday morning court hearing for Vance will be closed to the public.            

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