Monday, Nov. 03, 2008

The Killing of the Anchorwoman

Could the death of Anne Pressly have been a random murder, as the police in Little Rock, Arkansas, have said? If so, the victim was hardly a random person. Anne Pressly was a popular local anchorwoman and had had a small role in Oliver Stone's W, a bio-pic about George Bush. (Pressly played an Ann Coulter-like TV personality who praised the President's "mission accomplished" moment in the Iraq war.) She had just come back from watching the movie when she was brutally beaten in her home in a posh part of the Arkansas city. Her jaw was so badly pummeled that bone was exposed. Her mother found her body in the morning and Pressly died five days after. Police have charged Curtis Lavelle Vance with the crime. He has denied any involvement.