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Couple charged in Melissa Jenkins murder scheduled for hearings

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Allen Prue Allen Prue
Patricia Prue Patricia Prue
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ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont couple charged in the killing of a popular St. Johnsbury teacher is scheduled to appear in court next week to ask for new lawyers.

Allen and Patricia Prue have been charged in the death of 33-year-old Melissa Jenkins in March 2012. They are accused of luring Jenkins from her Danville home, beating and strangling her and dumping her body in the Connecticut River.

The Prues, who have pleaded not guilty, will be tried separately.

The Caledonian-Record reports both submitted handwritten notes to the court saying they were not satisfied with the job their lawyers were doing. Patricia Prue's lawyer, Marc Eagle, then filed his own request to withdraw as her attorney. Allen Prue's lawyer, Dan Maguire, hasn't asked to be removed.

Hearings have been scheduled for Tuesday.

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