In the most recent news on this tragic story, Fox News reports that Curtis Lavelle Vance faces capital murder and rape charges. He is also being charged with residential burglary and theft. He will be arraigned on the charges on Thursday, January 16, 2009. Because the judge has issued a gag order in the case, I doubt that we will hear much until/unless a conviction is handed down, and even then, perhaps not everything will be disclosed.
I doubt that knowing any more of the details will bring any sense to the case for those among us who are sane and rational citizens. Knowing any more will not bring back a young life snuffed out in its spring. Knowing that the person responsible for such a brutal act has been taken off the streets, convicted, and put away (where the prison population tends to hand down additional judgement) may bring some bittersweet consolation.