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Couple Charged In Teacher's Death Ask For New Lawyers

A couple charged with killing a St. Johnsbury teacher last year plans to ask for new lawyers.

Allen and Patricia Prue are due in court Tuesday for separate hearings.

The Prues are charged in the death of 33-year-old Melissa Jenkins in March 2012. They are accused of luring Jenkins from her Danville home, beating and strangling her and dumping her body in the Connecticut River.

The Prues, who have pleaded not guilty, will be tried separately.

Both have asked for new lawyers.

The Caledonia Record reports that since then Patricia Prue's lawyer has asked to withdraw as her attorney.