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Separate trials considered for Vt. couple


ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) - The lawyer for a Vermont woman charged in the killing of a prep school teacher is considering whether to seek a separate trial.

Allen and Patricia Prue of Waterford are charged with second-degree murder in the March 28 killing of Melissa Jenkins of St. Johnsbury. 

Patricia Prue's attorney told a judge that he'd discussed with the state's attorney the possibility of splitting the proceedings into two cases. The Burlington Free Press says the Prues did not attend Friday's status hearing.

Police say Allen Prue, who used to plow Jenkins' driveway, told investigators that he and his wife lured her out of her home with a story about a broken down car and he strangled her. Patricia Prue has denied being involved.
(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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