St. Johnsbury, Vt.

Vermont couple face new allegations in teacher’s killing


Prosecutors plan to present evidence that the killing of a popular St. Johnsbury teacher by a Vermont couple two years ago was sexually motivated. The Caledonia County state’s attorney has filed new allegations against Patricia and Allen Prue of Waterford. The Prues are charged with first-degree murder in the killing of Melissa Jenkins, 33, on March 25, 2012. Among the new allegations, the Caledonian Record reported that the state said Patricia Prue’s computer was used to conduct online searches for ‘‘how to kidnap a girl’’ and ‘‘how to rape a girl and not get caught.’’ The Prues have pleaded not guilty.

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