Curtis Vance, charged with capital murder, rape, burglary and theft in the death of KATV newsanchor Anne Pressly, will appear in court this morning for a pre-trial hearing at 9 a.m. Previously, Circuit Judge Chris Piazza said today would be the deadline for Vance to make a plea bargain. KATV has more.
UPDATE: David Goins of Fox 16 tweets from the court room: "Curtis Vance speaks up in court, 'your honor, I want a new defense team, I don't trust them.'" Goins said Vance appeared without a bullet-proof vest and was shackled to other inmates. Vance's defense team requested a mental evaluation. Goins also notes that Vance's mother doesn't think the defense is doing enough for her son.