Insanity defense to
be used in death case
ST. JOHNSBURY — A Vermont woman charged along with her husband in the killing of a popular St. Johnsbury teacher intends to use an insanity defense at her upcoming trial.
The Caledonian Record reported that Patricia Prue’s lawyer said his client has a lengthy history of mental disease, with extensive treatment before and after she was held without bail in the case.
The 35-year-old Prue and her husband, 32-year-old Allen Prue, face kidnapping and first-degree murder charges in the March 2012 death of Melissa Jenkins.
Prosecutors also are planning to offer testimony on Patricia Prue’s mental state.
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