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Man charged in Vt. teacher killing wants confession tossed

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Allen Prue Allen Prue
Patricia Prue Patricia Prue
Melissa Jenkins Melissa Jenkins
ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont man charged with killing a popular St. Johnsbury teacher is asking a judge to exclude from his upcoming trial a detailed confession he gave to police investigators.

The attorney for Allen Prue says Prue didn't understand what he was doing when he waived his rights to silence before he gave the so-called river's edge confession while visiting with police the area where the body of Melissa Jenkins was found.

The 32-year-old Allen Prue and his 35-year-old wife Patricia Prue are facing kidnapping and first-degree murder charges in the killing of Jenkins in March 2012.

The Caledonian Record reports Allen Prue made a lengthy confession after he directed them to the Barnet boat launch on the Connecticut River the day after Jenkins's body was found.

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