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Man Seeks Sentence Delay in Teacher Killing

Allen Prue was convicted in October of first-degree murder and other charges in the March 2012 killing of 32-year-old Melissa Jenkins

Rashaad Penny Cutback
NECN

A man scheduled to be sentenced next week for killing a Vermont teacher has asked for a delay until after the trial of his wife, who also 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 a hearing on Prue's request is scheduled Wednesday.

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

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