Anne Pressly Passes Away


apressly.jpgAnne Pressly, the Little Rock, AR journalist who was savagely attacked in her home last week, has passed away. She was 26 years old. Pressly died as a result of her injuries. According to numerous press reports, the journalist was badly bludgeoned about the head and upper body.
A statement on the website of Anne’s employer, KATV, says, “Channel 7 cannot express our grief at the loss of Anne, our dear friend and co-worker.”
Reports published earlier on Saturday seemed to indicate that Pressly’s condition might be improving.
Pressly’s attacker beat the 5’10” news anchor with a blunt object. According to her father, there was evidence that Pressly fought for her life.
The attacker focused on her head, breaking nearly every bone in her face. Because of this, the crime sounds like it could have been personal — at least it sounds that way to me. The police seem to be working a theory of a robbery gone terribly wrong, but there has been speculation in the political blogosphere that the attack was somehow related to Pressly’s brief role in Oliver Stone’s W as an Ann Coulter-like pundit. Anything is possible, but I find that idea ridiculous, at the moment.
Currently, there is a 5-figure reward for information leading to the arrest of Pressly’s killer. []