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BURLINGTON, Vt. – 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.