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.
Both Prues have pleaded not guilty.MORE IN Vermont News
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