Curtis Vance in court | Arkansas Blog

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Curtis Vance in court

Posted By on Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 9:27 AM

Anne Pressly's accused slayer, Curtis Lavelle Vance, is in court this morning. Fox 16's David Goins Twitters it. Goins' blow-by-blow is here.

Trial will go forward as scheduled Sept. 9. Deadline for a plea deal, if one is to be struck, is May 12.

Defense lawyers argued that they should receive notice and be present if Vance initiates discussions with cops, as he's done twice. Prosecution said Vance can waive his right to have attorneys present during such talks.

Judge Chris Piazza denied defense motion to impose any rules on who may talk to Vance. Notice to lawyers also not required should Vance seek again to talk to cops without them. Defense also gets no protection from prosecutor questioning of their expert witnesses.

When defense asked that Vance no longer wear bullet-proof vest and simply appear in prison orange jumpsuit, Judge Piazza asked Vance how he felt about it. "That's cool," was the response, Goins reports.

Defense also wanted judge to gag reporters, to prevent them from asking Vance questions outside court. Surely the judge denied that prior restraint. Whatever. Vance left without saying much today.

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments

Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Auditor Lea caught not telling the truth

    State Auditor Andrea Lea, who began her tenure in statewide office with a degree of competence unseen in some other Republican counterparts (think Treasurer Dennis Milligan particularly), is becoming more deeply mired in a political scandal.
    • Mar 4, 2016
  • Sarah Huckabee Sanders becomes White House press secretary

    Sarah Huckabee Sanders, daughter of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, is the new White House press secretary.
    • Jul 21, 2017
  • Another Republican miracle-working governor

    Great piece in Washington Post on the budget crisis in Louisiana. Big tax cuts and corporate welfare will do that to a state, particularly to a state whose previous governor, Republican Bobby Jindal, refused to join the Obamacare-funded Medicaid expansion. There's a lesson there for Arkansas.
    • Mar 4, 2016

Most Shared

  • Discussion: State killing of the mentally ill

    The Arkansas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty and others will have a forum on mental illness and the death penalty at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Bowen School of Law's Friday Courtroom.

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation