He hasn't decided yet whether or not he will allow cameras in the courtroom.
Meanwhile, Curtis Lavelle Vance pled not guilty Thursday morning on capital murder and rape charges stemming from Pressly's death. He told reporters that he didn't kill her and they have the wrong guy. His family shouted "we love you" as deputies escorted him back to jail.
Circuit Judge Chris Piazza set a trial date of Sept. 9 and a pretrial hearing for Aug. 18.
If convicted of capital murder, Vance either would be sentenced to death or a life sentence. Prosecutors have declined to comment on the case, citing a judge's order that bars the FBI, lawyers, police and the state Crime Laboratory from discussing the case with reporters.
A separate order by Little Rock District Judge Lee Munson sealed Vance's jail records, including visitor logs.
The 26-year-old Pressly was an anchorwoman on KATV's "Daybreak" program and had a small role as a conservative commentator in the Oliver Stone movie "W."
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