March 28, 2012
Allen and Patricia Prue appeared in court Wednesday in St. Johnsbury, Vt., where they pleaded not guilty to the murder of Melissa Jenkins.
Bill Greene/Globe Staff
Police searched the home of Allen and Patricia Prue Wednesday in Waterford, Vt.
St. Johnsbury Police Department/AP
Victim Melissa Jenkins, 33, was the mother of a two-year-old boy and a teacher at a Vermont prep school.
State Police Major Edward Ledo held a press conference announcing the arrests.
Allen Prue's sister, Sharon Tinder (left), and mother, Donna Prue, insisted at the arraignment that the couple was being wrongly accused.
Vermont State Police searched for clues Monday near the scene where Melissa Jenkins's car was found Sunday night.
Students attended a candleight vigil for Jenkins at the St. Johnsbury Academy on Tuesday.
Tributes to Melissa Jenkins were placed outside the St. Johnsbury Academy.
Bags marked with tributes were illuminated by candles at a vigil at the school.