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Man accused in TV anchor's death pleads not guilty

Man accused in TV anchor's death pleads not guilty

A man accused in the slaying of a television news anchor has pleaded not guilty and says police have the wrong person.
Twenty-eight year old Curtis Lavelle Vance appeared in court Thursday. Through his lawyer, he entered the plea to capital murder and rape charges in the October death of KATV anchorwoman Anne Presley.
As Vance left the courtroom, escorted by sheriff's deputies, he told news reporters he was innocent. His family shouted "we love you" as deputies escorted him back to jail.
Also Thursday, Circuit Judge Chris Piazza lifted a gag order in the case, but said police case files would remain closed.