Vt. couple charged with murder of teacher Police say plow driver confessed to plotting with his wife ‘to get a girl’ ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page AP Photos 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. Bill Greene/Globe Staff State Police Major Edward Ledo held a press conference announcing the arrests. Bill Greene/Globe Staff Allen Prue's sister, Sharon Tinder (left), and mother, Donna Prue, insisted at the arraignment that the couple was being wrongly accused. Todd Wellington/Caledonian-Record/AP Vermont State Police searched for clues Monday near the scene where Melissa Jenkins's car was found Sunday night. Bill Greene/Globe Staff Students attended a candleight vigil for Jenkins at the St. Johnsbury Academy on Tuesday. Bill Greene/Globe Staff Tributes to Melissa Jenkins were placed outside the St. Johnsbury Academy. Bill Greene/Globe Staff Bags marked with tributes were illuminated by candles at a vigil at the school.