- Associated Press - Thursday, December 11, 2014

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) - A judge has denied delaying the sentence until next year for a man convicted of luring a prep-school teacher out of her Vermont home and then killing her.

Allen Prue was convicted of first-degree murder in the 2012 killing of 32-year-old Melissa Jenkins, a St. Johnsbury Academy teacher. Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 17.

Prue asked for a delay until after the March trial of his wife, Patricia Prue, who also is charged in the death. She’s pleaded not guilty.

The Caledonian Record reports (https://bit.ly/1sg9Ejw) Judge Robert Bent said he would be willing to extend the sentencing beyond a day if it became necessary, due to expert testimony. Prue’s lawyer is considering calling a psychologist to testify about his evaluation of Patricia Prue; he wasn’t allowed to at trial.

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Information from: The Caledonian-Record, https://www.caledonianrecord.com

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