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Prue's face new charges in 2012 murder of Melissa Jenkins

The couple accused of killing a St. Johnsbury teacher is facing new charges. Patricia and Allen Prue are accused of luring Melissa Jenkins out of her home before strangling her and dumping her body in the Connecticut River in 2012.
St. Johnsbury, VT- The couple accused of killing a St. Johnsbury teacher is facing new charges.
Patricia and Allen Prue are accused of luring Melissa Jenkins out of her home before strangling her and dumping her body in the Connecticut River in 2012.
The pair appeared in court separately Monday and both showed no emotion as their attorneys entered not guilty pleas.
Patricia Prue quietly made her way into the courtroom to face ten new charges against her.
Patricia and her husband Allen were arrested for the 2012 murder of 33 year old Melissa Jenkins.
Originally the couple was charged with second degree murder and unauthorized disposal of a body.
But new evidence brought about new charges.
Patricia now faces conspiracy to commit murder, kidnapping, and eight counts of possession of child pornography.
According to court documents Allen Prue's mother turned in a laptop she found in the couple's bedroom.
She told police the computer belonged to Patricia. Police say a search of the laptop revealed evidence of child porn including photos of young girls and searches related to 'kidnapping'.
Allen was in court next facing new charges of conspiracy to commit murder and kidnapping.
While police don't believe Allen is tied to the pornography, police say they did find a receipt and box from a stun-gun that was mailed to Allen Prue.
That stun-gun was never found but autopsy results indicate one was used to commit the crime.
The Prue's were order to have no contact with each other and Patricia was ordered to have no contact with Allen’s mother Donna.
The judge said he wants both cases to go to trial as early as February.
But since attorneys for both Patricia and Allen are new to the case the trial could be pushed back. But the judge was adamant that it not be pushed back any further then next spring.


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