Prue Case Update

pruesST. JOHNSBURY- A status conference was held Monday afternoon at the Caledonia Superior Court in which Judge Robert Bent acknowledged the state's new charges against Allen and Patricia Prue in the Melissa Jenkins murder case.

Those new charges included conspiracy to murder and kidnapping.

 Along with the new charges in the Melissa Jenkins murder case, Patricia Prue now faces eight counts of child pornogrophy. Police say that they found numerous images of naked underage females on Prue's computer. Judge Bent has ordered the accused couple to appear at their arraignments on the new charges over the coming weeks. Judge Bent also brought up the possibility that the case may be moved out of Caledonia County.

"As we get closer, it may well be that we need to take another look at that if there is still an interest on the part of the defendant to change the venue," said Bent.

The trials that were once thought to begin in late August now may not start until late winter or even the early spring time. With family of the Prue's declining to comment of the status of the case, the time table of the trial's start ever changing, and new charges being brought against the couple, there is no certainty that the trail of Allen and Patricia Prue for the murder of St. Johnsbury Academy teacher Melissa Jenkins will start any time soon.


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