Vermont snowplow driver convicted of killing teacher seeks sentence delay

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ST. JOHNSBURY, Vermont — A man convicted of luring a prep-school teacher out of her Vermont home and then killing her is asking that his sentencing be delayed until after the trial of his wife, who also is charged in the death.

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

Caledonia State's Attorney Lisa Warren objects to the delay and plans to ask for a sentence of life without parole.

The Caledonian Record reports (http://bit.ly/1D35Fve) a hearing on Prue's request is scheduled Wednesday.

Prue's wife, Patricia Prue has pleaded not guilty and faces trial in March.


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

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