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Judge Denies New Trial in Teacher Killing

A judge has ruled that a Vermont man convicted of killing a St. Johnsbury teacher will not get a new trial

A judge has ruled that a Vermont man convicted of killing a St. Johnsbury teacher will not get a new trial.

Allen Prue was found guilty in October of kidnapping, first-degree murder and conspiracy in the 2012 death of Melissa Jenkins.

His lawyer appealed to the Vermont Supreme Court saying the judge erred when he excluded a psychologist's testimony about his examination of Prue's wife and co-defendant, Patricia Prue.

The defense said Patricia Prue killed Jenkins. She's pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder and faces trial in February.

WCAX-TV reports that a judge has ruled that Allen Prue had a fair trial and will not be tried again.

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