ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) - The lawyer for a woman accused of killing a Vermont teacher in 2012 has asked for a trial delay so she can undergo a psychological evaluation.
Patricia and Allen Prue of Waterford are charged with murder in the killing of 33-year-old Melissa Jenkins of St. Johnsbury. Both have pleaded not guilty.
Caledonia Superior Court Judge Robert Bent has told lawyers in the Patricia Prue case to be ready for trial by May 1.
The Caledonian Record reports according to court documents filed Wednesday, Prue's court-appointed lawyer has requested a delay for the evaluation.
Brian Marsicovetere said he decided a mental health expert was needed after talking with Patricia Prue last month. He asks for motion deadlines to be suspended until a status conference can be scheduled for early May.
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