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Lawyer wants confession tossed in Vt. teacher murder

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ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) - The lawyer for a man charged with killing a Vermont teacher in 2012 has asked a judge to throw out his client's confession to the crime, saying the police interviews were not voluntary and he wasn't properly advised of his Miranda rights.

Thirty-one-year-old Allen Prue of Waterford, and his wife, Patricia Prue, are charged with murder in the killing of Melissa Jenkins of St. Johnsbury on March 25, 2012. Both pleaded not guilty and are being held without bail. They will be tried separately.

The Caledonian Record reports Robert Katims, Allen Prue's lawyer, asked a judge to suppress "any and all statements" Prue made on March 27-28 that year.

Prosecutors say the confession came well after Prue waived his Miranda rights and agreed to keep talking with detectives.

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