Vermont

Vermont jury finds man guilty of killing teacher lured from her home; wife faces own trial.

  • Meridith Berry, Melissa Jenkins' cousin, hugs Capt. Bob Cushing of the Vermont State Police, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Vermont Superior Court in Burlington, Vt., after Allen Prue was found guilty of first-degree murder for the 2012 slaying of Jenkins. (AP Photo/The Burlington Free Press, Glenn Russell, Pool)

    Meridith Berry, Melissa Jenkins' cousin, hugs Capt. Bob Cushing of the Vermont State Police, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Vermont Superior Court in Burlington, Vt., after Allen Prue was found guilty of first-degree murder for the 2012 slaying of Jenkins. (AP Photo/The Burlington Free Press, Glenn Russell, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • Allen Prue enters Vermont Superior Court in Burlington, Vt., Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, during his murder trial. Prue faces kidnapping and first-degree murder charges in the death of 33-year-old Melissa Jenkins in 2012. (AP Photo/The Burlington Free Press, Glenn Russell, Pool)

    Allen Prue enters Vermont Superior Court in Burlington, Vt., Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, during his murder trial. Prue faces kidnapping and first-degree murder charges in the death of 33-year-old Melissa Jenkins in 2012. (AP Photo/The Burlington Free Press, Glenn Russell, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • Defense attorney Bob Katims makes his closing statement during Allen Prue's murder trial at Vermont Superior Court in Burlington, Vt., Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Prue, right, faces kidnapping and first-degree murder charges in the death of 33-year-old Melissa Jenkins in 2012. (AP Photo/The Burlington Free Press, Glenn Russell, Pool)

    Defense attorney Bob Katims makes his closing statement during Allen Prue's murder trial at Vermont Superior Court in Burlington, Vt., Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Prue, right, faces kidnapping and first-degree murder charges in the death of 33-year-old Melissa Jenkins in 2012. (AP Photo/The Burlington Free Press, Glenn Russell, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

A part-time snowplow driver has been found guilty of killing a prep-school teacher who was lured from her Vermont home with a ruse about a broken down car.

A jury on Wednesday rejected arguments by Allen Prue's defense that his wife, Patricia Prue, killed 33-year-old Melissa Jenkins in a jealous rage on March 25, 2012.

Prosecutors say the Prues lured Jenkins from her home as part of a long-planned crime. Jenkins' nude body was found the next day in the Connecticut River. She had been strangled.

Patricia Prue is being tried separately.

The jury convicted 32-year-old Allen Prue after six hours of deliberations. His lawyer had argued his client was unaware of his wife's plan to kill Jenkins.