ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) - Prosecutors plan to present evidence that the killing of a popular St. Johnsbury teacher by a Vermont couple two years ago was sexually motivated.
The Caledonia County state's attorney has filed court documents with new allegations against Patricia and Allen Prue of Waterford. The Prues are charged with first-degree murder in the killing of 33-year-old Melissa Jenkins on March 25, 2012.
Among the new allegations, the Caledonian Record reports that the state says Patricia Prue's computer was used to conduct online searches for "how to kidnap a girl" and "how to rape a girl and not get caught."
The Prues have pleaded not guilty. They will be tried separately.
Allen Prue's lawyer says he believes the filings related to prior alleged bad conduct by his client would not be allowed at trial.
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