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ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt.

Couple in Vt. teacher case ask for new lawyers

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A Vermont couple charged in the killing last year of a popular St. Johnsbury teacher now want new lawyers. Allen and Patricia Prue have been charged in the death of Melissa Jenkins, 33, in March 2012. They are accused of luring Jenkins from her Danville home, beating and strangling her, and dumping her body in the Connecticut River. They have pleaded not guilty. The Prues will be tried separately and have different lawyers. The Caledonian-Record reported that Patricia Prue has asked the state for a new court-appointed attorney to replace Marc Eagle of Lamoille. Allen Prue has also asked for a new lawyer, to succeed his current one, Dan Maguire of Essex Junction.

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