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Police collect letters written between Prues

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Allen and Patricia Prue Allen and Patricia Prue
Melissa Jenkins Melissa Jenkins

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) - Police say the Vermont couple charged with killing a St. Johnsbury teacher and dumping her naked body in the Connecticut River have written letters to each other in jail discussing the crime.

The couple is accused of killing 33-year-old Melissa Jenkins, after luring her out of her house with a ruse about a broken down car in March.

Patricia Prue, 33, faces a charge of aggravated murder, accusing her of killing Jenkins during a sexual assault or attempted sexual assault. Allen Prue, 30, is charged with first-degree murder. Both have pleaded not guilty.

Police say they have collected numerous letters written between the Prues after searching Allen Prue's jail cell.

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