Snow plow driver, wife charged in Vt. woman death

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont snow plow driver and his wife have pleaded not guilty to second degree murder charges in connection with the strangling of a prep school teacher whose 2-year-old son was found in his mother's idling car on a remote back road.

Thirty-year-old Allen Prue and his 33-year-old wife Patricia Prue, of Waterford, appeared separately in court in St. Johnsbury on Wednesday where they were ordered held without bail for their roles in the death of Melissa Jenkins.

Police say the Prues were arrested early Wednesday after a two-day investigation into Jenkins' death.

Following the Wednesday court appearance, Allen Prue's mother, Donna Prue, says her son has never been in trouble with the law before and she has faith he didn't commit the crime.

Associated Press
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